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G-20 nations endorsed India’s position that extensive Covid immunization is global public good, says Piyush Goya

Updated: October 30, 2021 1:53 pm

Commerce Minister and India’s G20 Sherpa, Piyush Goyal has said that G-20 nations have endorsed India’s position that extensive COVID immunization is a global public good.

Briefing the media during the meeting of G20 Sherpas in Rome, Mr Goyal said, India got tremendous support for its suggestion on mutual recognition of travel documents including testing and vaccine certificate. He said, the agenda of the meetings so far have included several important interventions from India.

Mr Goyal said, on sustainable development and food security, India insisted that policy must protect small and marginal farmers and conserve local food culture. He said, on tax reforms, India has pushed the G20 nations to address mismatch between source of generation of profits and jurisdictions where profits are taxed.

He said, on anti-corruption, India has contributed to the five think-pieces related to asset recovery, information sharing, law enforcement cooperation, technology and denial of safe-havens. He said, India supports the G20’s emphasis on women empowerment.

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