I met Ambassador Sharma at an event I hosted at the LSE, "The One World: Ambassador Series" back in 2007 when he was the Indian Ambassador to the UK.
A very tall and intimidating figure. Very short and to the point. A little stuffy too, but, I guess we all can't be Mary Poppins.
I am surprised he made it to Commonwealth Secretary. Congrats on his appointment.
He is suggesting a T-20 (Trustee-20) rather than reliving the G-20. This T-20 will be the new trustee's of the global economy. Born out of the G-20 of course.
He made some other great points by the way. Culminating in this final statement of grandeur:
The lesson of 2009 must be the need for a renewed global resolve to meet these challenges in a way that benefits all. Our current reality is partial globalisation; our shared goal is inclusive globalism. A new multilateralism is an imperative, not an option.
Could not have said this any better myself.