In a display of this, Verman mentioned that during its presidency of the G20, New Delhi brings to the bloc key concerns of developing countries and urges various initiatives aimed at addressing them.
He also stressed that under India’s leadership, the presence of African territories has gained weight in the group through the African Union, which formally joined the G20 earlier this month.
Verman made these statements while speaking at the G77+China Summit which concludes on Saturday in Havana, Cuba, after two days of debates focused on Current challenges of development: the role of science, technology and innovation.
According to the deputy foreign minister, his country has a long tradition of sharing its knowledge with the Global South, and an example of this is India’s Technical and Economic Cooperation Program, which extends to 160 partner states.
At another point in his speech, he recalled that the G77+China were established to speak as one voice on economic and development challenges at the United Nations, and called for strengthening the unity and solidarity of the group.