Seeking global cooperation to fight black money menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked G20 nations to freeze and repatriate unaccounted money hoarded abroad.
He also sought immediate implementation of IMF quota reforms to give the emerging markets such as India a greater say and called for steps to strengthen the rule-based global trading system while ensuring that new trading blocks do not divide global trade regime.
Speaking at the meeting of leaders of the BRICS nations on the margins of the G20 Summit here, Modi also called for an early operation of the new multilateral bank that BRICS nations have created to rival the World Bank.
“The G20 should focus on implementation of the decisions to restructure global economic institutions and greater collaboration between multilateral and regional financial institutions,” he said.
Plans agreed in 2010 to give emerging markets more voting power and double the IMF’s resources have been delayed as the US Congress has not approved the change.
“G20 should also enhance long term finance for infrastructure in developing countries as well as develop next generation, climate resilient infrastructure. This would also include converting waste into inputs for infrastructure,” Modi said.
He further said the grouping of world’s top 20 economies should work to lower the cost of global remittances well before 2030 as also coordinate closely “on preventing corruption and cooperation on freezing of unaccounted money hoarded abroad and its repatriation.”
G20 must place priority on effective implementation of Sustainable Development Agenda 2030 and ensure adequate funding for it.
In the area of trade, G20 must focus on “strengthening the rule-based global trading system and ensuring that new trading blocs do not lead to division of the global trade regime, speed up the completion of the Doha Development Agenda and promote greater mobility of skilled professionals and creating a global skill force market.”