Global summit on Indo-Pacific dvpt
Japan ruling party chief & Dr Chandra to lead discussion
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.