Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu (Image Source: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar Twitter handle)
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu (Image Source: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar Twitter handle)

VP Naidu calls for effective multilateralism to tackle global challenges

ANI | Updated: Nov 12, 2018 05:17 IST

Paris [France], Nov 12 (ANI): Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, on Sunday, stressed the importance of effective multilateralism to explore solutions to challenges faced by humanity across the world.
Speaking at the high-level panel discussion titled, "Dialogue of the Continents on Global Governance" on the sidelines of Paris Peace Forum, held to commemorate the centenary of the end to the First World War, the Vice President called for the combined efforts of countries to chalk out plans to deal with the issues of global importance such as eradication of poverty, providing education, health care and jobs, ensuring gender parity and others.
Vice President Naidu further suggested that for effective multilateralism, organisations like the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) must reflect the realities of the 21st century. He that India has always been at the forefront and pitched for the need of strong multilateralism
He also urged the world communities to come together to fight the menace of terrorism and sought the cooperation of world leaders for an early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism in the United Nations (UN) to deal with terrorism.
Underlining the importance of peace for the progress of the world, the Vice President pressed on the need to have security and economic development. "Even though there has been the advancement of civilisation, the threat of war always remain and poses challenges like environmental degradation, economic crisis, and escalating humanitarian needs," he said.
He complimented the French Government for organising the event on the Armistice Day and appreciated the country for being a driving force of the post-war European integration.
Earlier on Sunday, the Vice President participated in the wreath-laying ceremony organised at Arc de Triomphe in Paris along with world leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron, United States President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders from 51 countries.
He also paid homage to Indian soldiers who fought selflessly for human liberty and freedom on the occasion of 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.
Vice President Naidu, who was on a three-day official visit to France (November 9-11), emplaned for India on Sunday night. (ANI)