New challenges are emerging from the situation in western Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during the inaugural session of the 2nd Voice of Global South summit on Friday.
“New challenges are emerging from the incidents in West Asia and it is time for the countries of the Global South to talk in one voice for greater global good,” Modi said amid the Hamas-Israel conflict.
The 2nd Voice of Global South Summit is taking place in a virtual mode.
PM Modi on Israel-Hamas conflict: ‘Strongly condemn the death of civilians’
While addressing the inaugural session of the Second Voice of Global South Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India strongly condemns civilian deaths in the ongoing conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas militants. Watch!
India has condemned terror attack in Israel and has emphasised on dialogue, diplomacy along with restraint, he said.
Laying emphasis on the importance of the Global South, Modi has said that it has always existed geographically but it is getting voice for first time due to joint efforts.
The Prime Minister further highlighted that the topic of the Global South was also included in the New Delhi G20 Declaration, and got the consent from the global leaders at the G20 Leaders’ Summit here in New Delhi in September.
“In January this year, India organised the Voice of the Global South Summit for the first time. In more than two hundred G20 meetings held in different states of India, we gave prominence to the priorities of the Global South,” he said.
As India is set to organise the Artificial Global Partnership Summit next month, the Prime Minister also spoke at length on artificial intelligence (AI) and said that India believes that new technology should not widen the gap between the Global North and the Global South.
In his remarks at the session, PM Modi said, “India believes that new technology should not widen the gap between the Global North and the Global South. During the times of Artificial Intelligence, it is important that technology should be used responsibly. To further promote this, next month, India will organise the Artificial Global Partnership Summit.”
(With agency inputs)