ADBI Dean Promotes T7-T20 Collaboration to Bridge G7-G20 Solutions

Activity | 19 January 2023

ADBI Dean and Think7 (T7) Japan Lead Chair Tetsushi Sonobe stressed the importance of T7-T20 collaboration during a pair of events in India. Dean Sonobe described think tank collaboration as crucial to accelerating Group of 7 (G7) and Group of Twenty (G20) cooperation to address global challenges at a special T20 program hosted by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries in Bhopal on 16 January. Optimizing T7-T20 dynamics can better provide the G7, G20, and partners innovative strategies for achieving shared resilience and sustainable growth, he explained. During the 14th South Asia Conference in Delhi on 17 January, Dean Sonobe discussed G7 Japan’s focus on boosting engagement with the Global South and how it reflects G20 India’s slogan One Earth, One Family, One Future. He addressed these issues in a session chaired by Ambassador Sujan Chinoy, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses Director General and T20 India lead chair. Ambassador Chinoy expressed support for amplifying T7-T20 cooperation.