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Atmanirbhar Bharat provides vision of India's plans to become USD 5 trillion economy: MEA official

NEW DELHI: Atmanirbhar Bharat provides a vision of India's plans to become a USD 5 trillion economy by promoting 'Make in India - Make for World' and this will happen through an integration with the global economy, a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs said on Saturday.

In his address to the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) at India e-biz Expo 2020, MEA Secretary (CPV&OIA) Sanjay Bhattacharyya said COVID-19 was an unprecedented disruption, at all levels, across the world.

"It was not only a health crisis but it also imposed socio-economic challenges. Global economy slumped, social interaction was curtailed and individuals were fearful. It was imperative for the global community to coordinate efforts in the fight against coronavirus," he said in his address on 'Leveraging Business Opportunities in a post-Covid Scenario'.

India cooperated on repatriation of stranded citizens, in both directions and facilitated the return of over one lakh foreign citizens to their homes, he said.

"Vande Bharat Mission, the largest repatriation exercise, which brought back 30 lakhs stranded citizens, was possible because of the active support from partners across the world," he said.

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