‘Global South bearing brunt of uncertainties, tensions…’: What PM Modi said during G7 Summit address

At G7 Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the impact of global uncertainties and tensions on countries in the 'global south'.

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First Published14 Jun 2024, 09:42 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during G7 Outreach Session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during G7 Outreach Session(PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for an end to monopoly in technology and stressed the way in which uncertainties and tensions across the world was affecting the ‘global south’ during an address on Friday. The remarks were delivered during an Outreach session of the G7 summit in Italy. Modi also highlighted the many contributions made by India and his government's commitment towards making it a developed nation. 

“India has considered it its responsibility to put priorities and concerns of countries of the Global South on world stage…Countries of the Global South are bearing brunt of global uncertainties and tensions,” Modi said. 

He also noted that the African Union had become a permanent member of the G20 under the chairmanship of India. 

"India has been contributing to the economic and social development, stability and security of all the countries of Africa, and will continue to do so in the future," Modi added.

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The PM also spoke at lenght about the importance of ending monopoly in technology, laying special emphasis on artificial intelligence. He reminded that New Delhi had stressed the importance of international governance in the field of AI during the G-20 summit in 2023. 

"We must make technology creative, not destructive. Only then will we be able to lay the foundation of an inclusive society. India is striving for a better future through this human-centric approach…In the future too, we will continue to work together with all countries to make AI transparent, fair, secure, accessible and responsible," he said.

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"We are making every possible effort to fulfill our commitment to achieve the target of Net Zero by 2070. Together we should make efforts to make the coming time a green era," he added.

(With inputs from agencies)

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First Published:14 Jun 2024, 09:42 PM IST
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