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Narendra Modi departs for India, says he had a productive day at G7 Summit in Apulia
Narendra Modi
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Narendra Modi departs for India, says he had a productive day at G7 Summit in Apulia

| @indiablooms | 15 Jun 2024, 09:05 am

Narendra Modi on Saturday said he attended a 'productive' G7 Summit in Italy before he headed back to India, marking the conclusion of his first foreign trip after taking oath as the Prime Minister of the world's largest democracy.

He posted on X: "Had a very productive day at the G7 Summit in Apulia. Interacted with world leaders and discussed various subjects. Together, we aim to create impactful solutions that benefit the global community and create a better world for future generations."

Modi said: "I thank the people and government of Italy for their warm hospitality."

Modi met top leaders, including US President Joe Biden and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, on the sidelines of the event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for the end of the monopoly in technology and said it must be made creative to lay the foundation of an inclusive society.

In an address at an Outreach session of the G7 summit in Italy's Apulia region, Prime Minister Modi said the countries of the Global South are bearing the brunt of uncertainties and tensions around the world.

"We have to collectively ensure that the benefits of technology reach all sections of society, to realize the potential of every person in the society, to help in removing social inequalities, and expand human powers instead of limiting them. This should not only be our desire, but our responsibility. We have to convert monopoly in technology into mass usage," he said.

"We have to 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 its human-centric approach. India is among the first few countries to formulate a National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence," the Indian PM said.

He spoke about the launch of  A.I. Mission.

"It is derived from the mantra "A.I. for All”. As a founding member and lead chair of the Global Partnership for AI, we are promoting cooperation among all countries. During the G-20 Summit hosted by India last year, we emphasized the importance of international governance in the field of A.I. In the time to come, we will continue to work together with all countries to make A.I. transparent, fair, secure, accessible and responsible," PM Modi said.

Modi also spoke about his government's resolve to build a developed India by 2047.

"Our commitment is that no section of the society should be left behind in the country's development journey. This is also important in the context of international cooperation," he said.

The countries of the Global South are bearing the brunt of global uncertainties and tensions, PM Modi said, adding that India has considered it its responsibility to place the priorities and concerns of the countries of the Global South on the world stage.

"We have given high priority to Africa in these efforts. We are proud that the G-20, under India's chairmanship, made the African Union a permanent member. India has been contributing to the economic and social development, stability and security of all African countries, and will continue to do so,"  he said.

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