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Narendra Modi At Davos: What The Indian Prime Minister Said

"Look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community," Modi

The plenary session of the World Economic Forum was held in Davos today where the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi delivered a keynote speech. PM gave the opening speech of this year’s WEF meet. Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos since Deve Gowda in 1997. In his speech, Modi said that, "look forward to sharing my vision for India's future engagement with the international community.”

70 head of states attended the global business meet. 2,000 CEOs of various nations and 38 heads of major international organisations will be present at the summit. This year’s summit would witness the largest-ever engagement of global leaders.

The focus areas of discussion at the World Economic Forum this year would be International security, environment, and global economy. The theme for this year’s WEF meeting is 'Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World'.

In his speech, Narendra Modi narrated "India's growth story and presenting exciting opportunities for global business in India".

Have a look at the latest updates and developments from Narendra Modi’s visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018:

Last time an Indian PM came to #Davos was in 1997, when Deve Gowda ji had come. That time our GDP was little more than 400 billion dollars, now its more than six times: PM Modi

When Tweeting Was Done By Birds And Amazon Was A Jungle: Modi

Today data is the wealth and its global flow is creating both opportunities and challenges.

This year the topic here is 'Creating a shared future in a fractured world'. New powers are changing the balance between Economic & Political strength: PM Modi

India has always believed in values of integration and unity, 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' which means the entire world is one family. It is relevant to bridge distances: PM Modi

Climate change is huge threat right now: PM Modi

Mahatma Gandhi's Principle of Trusteeship to use things according to one's need is important. He was against use of anything for one's greed. We're today exploiting nature for our greed. We need to ask ourselves if this is our progress or regression: PM Modi

Terrorism is a big threat but an even bigger threat is when you give definitions like good terrorism and bad terrorism: PM Modi

We must admit shine of globalisation is fading: PM

For a society with diverse religions, cultures, languages, attires and cuisines, democracy is not just a political system but a way of living: PM Modi

Change in India's ranking is an indicator that the people in India have warmly welcomed the change in policies as the road to a better future for them: PM Modi

Our motto is 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas': PM Modi

In India democracy, demography and dynamism are giving shape to development and destiny: PM Modi

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