With an eye on India’s presidency of G20 in 2022, the country’s negotiators are looking at the issue of corruption and fugitive economic offenders, which is going to be the focus area of this edition’s summit.
Negotiations are on to include a strong paragraph on the issue of corruption in the Osaka declaration.
A top Indian official said that since the country has taken the lead on the issue of fugitive economic offenders, the Indian side is working “very closely with Japan and others within the G20”, as one of the key areas for the Japanese presidency is corruption. This is going to be a focus area for future presidencies, including Saudi Arabia, which will be president of the G20 next year, the official said.
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