G33 Meeting: India will not buckle under pressure Union Minister Piyush Goyal said in Geneva

India will not bow down to pressure and is ready to face any challenge. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said this after attending the G33 ministerial meeting in Geneva on Sunday. The G33 is an alliance of developing countries, of which India is a major member.

Piyush Goyal presented India’s position on various issues of mutual interest, keeping in mind the fundamental principles of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). “Nobody can put pressure on today’s ‘self-reliant India’. We can face any challenge. We don’t take any decision under pressure,” Goyal said.

The Union Minister said that India follows ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family). “We made our stand keeping in mind the fundamental principles of the Sustainable Development Goal. We raised the concerns of developing and underdeveloped countries,” Goyal said.

News agency ANI reported that Goyal also discussed with the DG of WTO, Ngoji Okonjo-Iwela, the possibilities of a permanent solution to public stockholding for food security.

Serious dialogue with counterparts from less developed countries

At the G33 ministerial meeting, Goyal held serious talks with his counterparts from developing and less developed countries.

Goel tweeted, “Fighting for the rights of our farmers within an hour of landing at the WTO, Geneva at the G33 Ministerial Meeting. DG Ngoji Okonjo-Iwela on the prospects for a sustainable solution to public stockholding for food security and developing and underdeveloped Discussed with my counterparts across countries.”

Goyal is also expected to meet US Trade Representative Catherine Tai. Ministerial meeting began in Geneva today after a gap of five years. The Indian delegation is led by Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

“India has an important stake in protecting the interests of all stakeholders in the country as well as the interests of developing and poor countries,” the commerce ministry said in a statement earlier. Look to the side.”

Key areas of discussion and dialogue at this year’s conference include WTO’s response to the pandemic, fisheries subsidies, agricultural issues including public stockholding for food security, WTO reform and a moratorium on excise duties on electronic transmission.

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