Global sum­mit on Indo-Pa­cific dvpt

Ja­pan rul­ing party chief & Dr Chan­dra to lead dis­cus­sion

DNA (Delhi) - - SECOND FRONT PAGE - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent cor­re­spon­dent@dnain­dia.net

This sum­mit is go­ing to be draw­ing on the ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence of world lead­ers in gov­ern­ment, busi­ness, and civil so­ci­ety. This can only lead to a win-win sit­u­a­tion for all con­cerned.

Dr Sub­hash Chan­dra, Ra­jya Sabha MP

New Delhi: Se­nior politi­cians, cap­tains of in­dus­try and ex­perts will meet here un­der the aegis of Global Part­ner­ship Sum­mit (GPS) to be held from De­cem­ber 11 to De­cem­ber 14 to fine-tune the na­ture of co­op­er­a­tion that will stretch from the South China Sea to In­dian Ocean, and will fi­nally cul­mi­nate in Africa.

GPS is be­ing or­gan­ised af­ter Ja­panese For­eign Min­is­ter Taro Kono re­cently made a pitch for rais­ing the level of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween In­dia, the United States and Ja­pan.

Ja­pan’s rul­ing Lib­eral Demo­cratic Party sec­re­tary gen­eral Toshi­hiro Nikai is set to chair GPS while Ra­jya Sabha MP Dr Sub­hash Chan­dra will co-chair the talks.

It will aim to pro­vide an Al­ter­na­tive Devel­op­ment Model for coun­tries in the Indo-Pa­cific re­gion, a ma­jor­ity of whom feel threat­ened by China’s preda­tory eco­nomics.

Dr Sub­hash Chan­dra said that the pre­req­ui­site of a sus­tain­able and em­pow­ered world or­der is a process of close in­ter­ac­tions be­tween eco­nomic and cross-cul­tural sys­tems. He said that GPS was an iconic plat­form where world lead­ers and in­flu­encers con­verge to set new paradigms of an or­der that cre­ates op­por­tu­ni­ties for steadily ac­cel­er­at­ing eco­nomic growth and eq­ui­table so­cial devel­op­ment for the present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

“It is a one-of-a-kind ef­fort to bring to­gether in­tel­lec­tu­als, cor­po­ra­tions, gov­ern­ment agen­cies, NGOs and many oth­ers un­der one um­brella. This sum­mit will cer­tainly bring out the best of the best in busi­ness, gov­er­nance and civil so­ci­ety,” Dr Chan­dra said.

He ex­pressed con­fi­dence that the Al­ter­na­tive Devel­op­ment Model — com­pris­ing many fac­tors, es­pe­cially the sus­tain­abil­ity of each sep­a­rate en­vi­ron­ment — would be a re­sound­ing suc­cess.

“This sum­mit is go­ing to draw on the ex­per­tise and ex­pe­ri­ence of world lead­ers in gov­ern­ment, busi­ness and civil so­ci­ety. This can only lead to a win-win sit­u­a­tion for all con­cerned,” Dr Chan­dra added.

“The US, In­dia, and Ja­pan can of­fer al­ter­na­tive op­tions for eco­nomic con­nec­tiv­ity that can com­pete and pos­si­bly even co­op­er­ate with China’s Belt and Road Ini­tia­tive, where ap­pro­pri­ate,” said Man­preet Singh Anand, former Deputy As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary of State for South and Cen­tral Asia in the pre­vi­ous Barack Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Anand said that In­dia, Ja­pan and the US can bring var­i­ous re­sources and ex­per­tise in the form of pri­vate sec­tor in­vest­ment, clear and trans­par­ent rules of com­merce, ex­pe­ri­ence with large in­fras­truc­ture projects, tech­nol­ogy and in­no­va­tive ap­proaches that can cre­ate game chang­ing ef­fects.

The US-Ja­pan-In­dia tri­lat­eral re­la­tion­ship was flagged-off in Tokyo in 2006 by the then Ja­panese Cab­i­net Sec­re­tary Shinzo Abe, who is now the Prime Min­is­ter of Ja­pan. In his key­note ad­dress then, Abe had talked about the need for closer USJa­pan-In­dia ties.

The GPS evolved from the In­dia Ja­pan Global Part­ner­ship (IJGP) ini­tia­tive and has be­come a plat­form to in­te­grate ide­olo­gies, ideas, ini­tia­tives, projects, pro­cesses, peo­ple and poli­cies. It al­lows for global part­ners to share knowl­edge, ex­per­tise and re­sources, and work to­wards a com­mon ob­jec­tive of es­tab­lish­ing an Al­ter­na­tive Devel­op­ment Model frame­work.

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