EAM S Jaishankar has explained India’s goals during the G20 Presidency and its importance for India

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on the latest developments in India’s foreign policy on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India will highlight the concerns of the Global South.

"I would like to highlight that India will provide stronger voice to the issues of interest of the Global South. This is very much a part of our DNA," he said.

EAM Jaishankar informed the Rajya Sabha that India's goal during its G20 presidency would be to foster agreement within the organization, bring up important issues affecting the global south, and emphasize the country's 3Ds: development, democracy, and diversity.

According to EAM Jaishankar, India plans to use its G20 Presidency as an opportunity to promote itself to the rest of the world through cultural events, regional festivals, technology programs, sustainability initiatives, the promotion of millets and One District One products, as well as community involvement and civil society activities.

"Our Presidency will witness a Jan Bhagidari, where all of India would not just participate but celebrate this occasion. As the House is aware, Government has briefed leaders of political parties in this regard. We see this as a truly national endeavour and seek the cooperation of everybody to make it a success," he added.

Additionally, he said that India would place a strong emphasis on telling its own story, showing compassion for everyone, working together, and highlighting its accomplishments and top priorities, including women's empowerment, clean energy, sustainable living, and multilateral reforms.