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QUESTION NO.2734 TALKS DURING G-20 SUMMIT

August 10, 2017

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2734
TO BE ANSWERED ON 10.08.2017

TALKS DURING G-20 SUMMIT

2734. SHRI ANIL DESAI:

(a) whether India exercised, major influence on counter-terrorism, held talks on trade investment and migration at G-20 Summit;

(b) whether the fate of IT people, who have been displaced due to impact, of United States of America’s present policies seeking jobs in their countries figured in the talks; and

(c) if so, the reaction of those countries to provide job opportunities to our IT people?


ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI M.J. AKBAR)

(a) The G20 Hamburg Summit was held on 7-8 July 2017. The Prime Minister presented an 11 point action agenda to the G20 Leaders on countering terrorism. The Hamburg G20 Leaders' Statement on Countering Terrorism was issued, wherein the G20 Leaders unanimously condemned all terrorist attacks worldwide. They were united and firm in their fight against terrorism and its financing, adding that terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist safe havens eliminated in every part of the world. The issues on the agenda of the G20 Summit included trade and investment, and displacement.

(b) & (c) No comprehensive changes have been made so far in the United States of America (US) to the work visa programmes under which Indian I.T. professionals travel to the US. The Government of India remains closely engaged with the US Administration and the US Congress on this issue. There is positive recognition in the US of the contributions made by Indian skilled professionals to the growth and development of the US economy as well as in helping the US retain its competitive edge and innovation advantage.

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