President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged leaders of the World South to agree on a standard agenda on methods to scale back the growing burden of debt and inflation in that area of the world.
Addressing the World South Digital Summit, the President expressed optimism that the assembly, hosted by India, in its capability because the voice of the South, will deal with problems with local weather change, meals safety, and entry to vitality.
‘‘This large debt burden has considerably derailed many nations’ improvement plans. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia/Ukraine battle has additional aggravated the scenario.
‘‘On this regard, I want to advise fellow leaders to agree on a standard agenda to allow us to place ahead our collective calls for to the World North by way of India because the voice of the South.
‘‘I might urge India to additional intensify efforts to facilitate the circulate of Overseas Direct Funding to the World South utilizing its leverage as President of G20,’’ the Nigerian chief stated.
Expressing appreciation to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for inviting him to take part within the Summit, President Buhari famous that the World South was pushed by historic ties and a way of deep solidarity in pursuit of bridging the hole between the South and the North.
He described as very commendable, the initiative to convene the summit entitled ‘‘the Voice of the World South’’ below the theme: Unity of Voice and Unity of Goal.
He hailed India’s emergence because the voice of the World South, contemplating the function the nation performed throughout its two-year phrases on the United Nations Safety Council and the humanitarian gesture it prolonged through the Covid-19 pandemic.
‘‘Excellencies, it’s in step with the imaginative and prescient of One Earth, One Household, One Future that India requires this Summit, bringing collectively leaders of the South to share their views and priorities on a standard platform forward of the G20 Summit later this yr.
‘‘Nigeria is in full help of this noble initiative and hopes that the end result of the Summit can be given prime precedence on the G20 conferences,’’ President Buhari stated.
Leaders of India, Kazakhstan, Ecuador, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Peru delivered statements on the Summit.
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