Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on Sunday morning after attending the G20 summit in Hamburg.The two-day G20 Summit saw the Indian side making "significant contributions" on resolve to counter terrorism and boost global trade and investment. Further, India joined 18 other G20 members to support the fight against global warming by terming the Paris climate deal as "irreversible".
The US, which left the pact was left isolated. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said counter-terrorism measures remained in focus during all discussions Prime Minister Modi had with European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the G20 Summit. PM Modi has been raising the issue of combating terrorism in all his meetings recently with European leaders in the wake of a spate of terror attacks that have struck European countries like Germany, France, the UK and Sweden recently.
Modi, who was a lead speaker on the theme of terrorism at the Leaders Retreat at the G-20 Summit on Saturday, had bracketed Pakistan-based terror groups like LeT and JeM with ISIS and al-Qaeda and made a strong pitch for global “deterrent” action against countries that support terrorism for their political goals.Modi had presented a 11-point action plan to counter terror, including a ban on the entry of officials from terrorism-supporting countries into G-20 nations.
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The Summit, attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with top world leaders including host Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump, was however came under the shadow of unprecedented violent protests in this German port city where thousands of anti-capitalism protesters clashed with police and turned this harbour town into a fortress.
On Saturday, PM Modi had called on G20 nations to do more to encourage manpower mobility and bring net value to host and source nations.He also asked the member nations to promote digitization for strengthening labour markets and improving delivery of services. The Prime Minister expressed strong personal conviction for gender empowerment and said that there was no real growth without empowering women, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said.
With PTI inputs