'Dreams of a Third of Humanity Under One Roof,' Says PM Narendra Modi at India-Africa Summit

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'Dreams of a Third of Humanity Under One Roof,' Says PM Narendra Modi at India-Africa Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing African leaders at Indo-African summit


New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the leaders of 54 African nations today at the Indo-African summit in the national capital.

Here are the highlights:
  • Fabric of this world is richer because of the 54 sovereign flags of Africa
  • We are deeply, deeply honoured by your (African leaders) presence today
  • A warm embrace of welcome and friendship from India
  • It is not just a meeting of India & Africa. Today, the dreams of one-third of humanity have come together under one roof
  • Today it is not just a meeting of India and Africa - today the dreams of one-third of humanity have come together under one roof
  • Today the heartbeat of 1.25 billion Indians and 1.25 billion Africans are in rhythm
  • We are the world's oldest civilisation
  • We are each a vibrant mosaic of languages, religion and culture
  • Once united by geography, we are now linked by the Indian Ocean
  • The currents of the mighty ocean have nurtured the kinship for centuries
  • Two-third of India & Africa is under the age of 35. And, if the future belongs to the youth, then this century is ours to shape & build
  • Either way, we have enriched each other and strengthened our ties
  • We have lived in the long shadow of coloniasm and we have fought for our liberty and dignity
  • We have struggled for opportunity and also for justice
  • We have formed a partnership of prosperity among ourselves. We have stood together under blue helmets to keep peace
  • And have fought together against hunger and disease
  • There is something precious that unites us - our youth
  • Two-third of India and Africa, each under the age of 35 years, if the future belongs to youth then this century is ours
  • We have formed a partnership of prosperity among ourselves, We have stood together under blue helmets to keep peace and have fought together against hunger and disease
  • Africa like the rest of developing world has its challenges. It has its own concerns of security and stability, especially from terrorism and extremism
  • But I have confidence in African leadership and people to rise to those challenges
  • Africa and India are two bright spots of hope and opportunity in the global economy
  • India honoured to be a development partner of Africa.
  • India and Africa  must speak in one voice  for reforms of the United Nations, including its Security Council. 
  • Partnership beyond strategic concerns and economic benefits, it is formed on emotional bonds
  • India now major source of business investments in Africa
  • 34 African countries enjoy duty-free access to Indian markets
  • Nearly 25,000 young Africans have been trained and educated in India, they are the 25,000 new links between us
  • There are times when we have not done as well as you have wanted us to.
  • Occasions when we have not been as attentive as we should be, there are commitments we have not fulfilled as quickly as we should have
  • But you have embraced India with warmth and without judgement
  • We will raise the level of our support for your vision of a prosperous integrated and united Africa
  • We will help connect Africa from Cairo to Capetown, From Marrakesh to Mombasa
  • Help develop infrastructure, power, irrigation, set up IT parks
  • Development of human capital in every walk of life will be at heart of our partnership
  • Will open our doors more, we will continue to build institutions in Africa
  • Technology will be a strong foundation of our partnership
  • We will also collaborate  to develop Indian and African treasures of traditional knowledge and medicines
  • We will work to reduce digital divide within Africa and between Africa and rest of the world
  • We will also deepen India-Africa partnership on clean energy,  sustainable habitats, public transport & climate resilient agriculture
  • It will help develop Africa's agricultural infrastructure. Agriculture in Africa can support global food security
  • Will expand and extend pan-Africa e-network, conceived by Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, which links African countries to India
  • Will work to reduce digital divide within Africa and with rest of world
  • For me, blue economy is a part of a larger blue revolution to reclaim blue skies as we venture to clean development
  • When the sun sets, tens of millions of homes in India and Africa go dark. We want to light up lives
  • But in a way that the snow on Kilimanjaro won't disappear. Glacier that feeds Ganges does not retreat
  • We will also deepen India-Africa partnership on clean energy,  sustainable habitats, public transport & climate resilient agriculture
  • We wish to deepen our cooperation in maritime security and hydrography, and countering terrorism and extremism
  • No one can be more conscious of climate change than Indians, Africans
  • We wish to deepen our cooperation in maritime security and hydrography, and countering terrorism and extremism
  • No one can be more conscious of climate change than Indians, Africans
  • We are the inheritors of Nature's precious gifts,  and, our lives remain most connected to Mother Earth.
  • I invite you to join alliance of solar-rich countries that I have proposed to launch in Paris
  • Our goal is to make solar energy an integral part of our lives and reaching to most unconnected villages
  • We wish to deepen our cooperation in maritime security and hydrography, and countering terrorism and extremism
  • No one can be more conscious of climate change than Indians, Africans
  • We are the inheritors of Nature's precious gifts,  and, our lives remain most connected to Mother Earth.
  • I invite you to join alliance of solar-rich countries that I have proposed to launch in Paris
  • Our goal is to make solar energy an integral part of our lives and reaching to most unconnected villages
  • We pledge to walk together, with our steps in rhythm and our voices in harmony




     

 


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