Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Talks on fugitive economic offenders, global economy at G20: PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Nov 30, 2018 05:27 IST

Buenos Aires [Argentina], Nov 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in Argentina to attend the G20 summit, on Thursday said that issues pertaining to fugitive offenders and global economy, which are of major concern to the entire world, will be discussed in the summit.
While addressing the 'Yoga for Peace' event here on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi said, "In G20 summit many issues will be discussed such as global economy, sustainable development, climate change, and fugitive economic offenders. These are in the interest of the entire world and not just India and Argentina."
Speaking on the cultural connection between India and Argentina, Prime Minister Modi mentioned how football legend Diego Maradona's name is used in phrases in India.
"If Argentina is interested in India's philosophy, art, music and dance, there are millions of fans of the Argentine football stars in India. Maradona's name is used as a proverb in India," he said.
Talking about the event, the Prime Minister, emphasising the benefits of Yoga, said, "Today's programme is called 'Yoga for Peace'. It is difficult to find a better name than this for a yoga program. Yoga helps us acquire better mental and physical health. It gives strength to our body and peace to our mind."
He added, "When there will be peace in a person's mind there will be peace in family, society, country and the world. Yoga is India's gift to the world for health, wellness and peace."
Prime Minister Modi further congratulated the Argentinian Hockey team, which earlier on Thursday scored a 4-3 win over Spain in their Pool A match of the Hockey World Cup in India.
"I congratulate the Argentinian hockey team for winning their first match during the Hockey World Cup being held in Odisha, India. Best wishes to the team for the coming matches," Prime Minister Modi said.
Soon after his speech at the event, Prime Minister Modi also met the Indian community present at the venue. (ANI)