Published:  12:22 AM, 17 September 2023

Aftermath of G20 Summit: An Analysis

Aftermath of G20 Summit: An Analysis
G-20 Summit ended during the evening hours of September 10 2023, with a clarion call to ensure global peace along with one family. This one family rests under one earth and also probable future for each citizens of the globe. Basically 20 member nations attended the summit. With the inclusion of one more member African Union, membership number has shot up to 21. The moot point during the summit was regarding the probable inclusion of Bangladesh. In this summit Bangladesh was no doubt given prominence. In this regard, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserve entire kudos. He was chiefly instrumental to render full prominence to India’s closer and cordial neighbor Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. Plus Sheikh Hasina Madam’s close door meeting with US President Joe Bidden. US has been highly critical about Bangladesh since the days of Liberation Struggle of that nation. The then US secretary of state Dr Henry Kissinger used to refer Independent Bangladesh as ‘bottom less basket’. 

This is was a great assault to the then Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Late Gandhi by dint of her astute diplomacy and statesmanship transformed the image of Bangabandhu to glossy heights. Now Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken up on his shoulder this honored responsibility. Modi’s sole objective was to steer the pride and prestige of India’s closer and cordial neighbor to glorious heights. It is true to our heart and mind that under the charisma of Sheikh Hasina Wazed as Prime Minister of Bangladesh to dizzy heights. This is no doubt a unique phenomenon as per international diplomacy concerned. Narendra Modi introduced Bangladesh Prime Minister to every diplomat who attended the Summit. Plus group photography with US President along with Saima Wazed along with Sheikh Hasina Wazed’s younger sister Sheikh Hasina along with Rehana Madam’s son Redwan Mujib to all global diplomats. This will add more color for Bangladesh to rise up to international level. Thus in the subsequent paragraph it is my earnest responsibility to analyze G-20 Summit at New Delhi, India from new perspectives.

Analyzing just concluded G-20 Summit at New Delhi, India, is not an easy task from this writer from India. Anyhow with the best of my ability and dexterity I shall try to delve to a greater extent about this burning global issue.

During the past couple of years, entire global citizens are witnessing critical moments in all nook and corners of the globe. Covid-19 pandemic, Omicron issues, Russia Ukraine War, Chinese topsy-turvy attitude in the global scenarios, US interference in Bangladesh election etc have all deeply called for a greater clarification by all rational and analytical citizens. Those who are sincerely introspective about global scenarios, they are deeply concerned. In India, despite Manipur is burning. The citizens of this vast nation are deeply concerned about Manipur imbroglio. In this regard in every nook and corners of the globe there are various positives and negatives across the globe. However we have to overcome through proper and methodical diplomatic tacitness.

There might be various mottos of G-20 Summit, New Delhi. Among all there should be proper food security, preservation of climate and energy, economic development, improvement of human health, introduction of digitization in each and every phase of our life. Japanese Prime Minister and other global leaders emphasized about imbibing bonds of friendship and fraternity among all nations of the globe.

Though some might confer that G-20 Summit might be a hogwash in the common parlance. In reality I find that there are plentiful of opportunities abounding within us. On account of pandemic Covid-19 there were total disarray all around the globe. Now the time is changing amid science and technical evolution. In Asia and Pacific Ocean there are immense amount of mineral fuels, such as coal, petroleum and natural gas are of tremendous economic value. Among the Asian continent, nations like China, Russia (Siberian part), ably followed by India, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea and Japan are the largest coal producers. That is the reason it is important to note business needs to be expanded all around the globe. It should not be like Veni Vidi Vici. To be more elaborately speaking it indicates, ‘that I came, I saw and I achieved my goal’. But that should not be the overall logic of participating nations.

All the member nations definitely must have taken stances that whatever we observed by attending the summit, we should return to our respective nations with a positive frame of mind to implement respective goals. On the face value it might sound simpler, but in reality sounds tough. However the goals which each participating nation adopted during the G-20 Declaration. Should be applied fast. What are the goals adopted during the just concluded G-20 Summit at Indian capital city New Delhi.

Thus the goals which have been set up during the recent G-20 Summit, New Delhi, are stated as such, improvement in the life of the citizens, meticulous implementation of energy transition goals, financial cooperation between all member nations, emphasize on sustainable development goals, proper preservation of ocean based economy etc many others.

Now coming to India Bangladesh issue, there are multiple challenges accepted by two nations. Though Bangladesh is not a member of G-20 nations. Indian Prime Minister is trying his level best to put Bangladesh on top of the cliff. It is just like G-21(with the inclusion of African Union), in the same manner Bangladesh is not a member of BRICS.  The way Bangladesh is shaping up on economic front as well as in astute governance. She has carved out a good niche in the global circles. The entire kudos goes to Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh. The way she is trying her level best to steer her nation to glorious heights. Really it is a remarkable achievement on her part. All global leaders speak highly about her diplomatic astuteness. Plus Indians are always supportive towards her.

Towards the end of G-20 Summit at New Delhi, India, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, handed over the gavel to Brazilian President. At the closing ceremony, an interesting episode took place. Suddenly the honorable President of French Republic Emmanuel Macron dashed off to Bangladesh during the evening hours of September 10, 2023. This is no doubt a positive indication about the way Bangladesh Prime Minister is presenting her nation to the globe.

Apart from the above issues, there was a resolution taken up by the attending delegates that whatever hidden resources are there in South China Sea, should be properly reclaimed for economic development. Resources which are available around South China Sea are various types of minerals like shore placer minerals, zircon, monazite, tin, gold and chromite.

This writer being an Indian national, always cherish dearly that both India and Bangladesh should capitalize all the probable opportunities like trading activities in both Indian Rupee currency, collaboration in agricultural research, road connectivity etc. Otherwise economy of both nations might land up into dire straits. It is better not to miss golden opportunities in future for both nations. Now the world is turning up in such a manner. One opportunity missed by India and Bangladesh might turn out to be a costly blow for them. This is the true aftermath of G-20 Summit. However the baton now lies on the shoulder of Brazil in upcoming G-21 operations.

Sujayendra Das is a
columnist based in
Kolkata, India.

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