Modi in US, UNGA summit Live Updates: Afghanistan’s territory should not be used to spread terrorism, says PM
Modi in US, UNGA summit Live Updates: PM Modi said, "Today, the world is witnessing a surge in regressive thinking and extremism. In this situation, it is necessary to make the world a site for science-based, rational and progressive thinking."
Sharing the information on Twitter, PM Modi said the mission will open avenues towards innovation in the healthcare sector. (Source: Narendra Modi/YouTube)
Modi in US, UNGA Summit Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it is essential to ensure that Afghanistan’s territory is not used to spread terrorism or for terrorist activities. Addressing the world leaders at the 76th session of United Nations General Assembly, PM Modi said, “Today, the world is witnessing increased threat of regressive thinking and extremism. In this situation, it is necessary to make the world a site for science-based, rational and progressive thinking.”
He also took a veiled dig at Pakistan, saying that “countries using terrorism as a political tool have to understand that it is an equally big threat to them”.
Apart from this, Modi touched upon issues such as ocean conservation, need for more diversified approach of global economy in post-Covid world and India’s journey towards providing clean and potable water among others. He opined that development should be all-inclusive, all-pervasive, universal and the first priority for any nation.
PM Modi was the first world leader to speak at the UN General Debate — the theme of which this year is ‘Building Resilience through hope to recover from Covid-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations’.
India’s First Secretary Sneha Dubey, while addressing the United Nations General Assembly earlier in the day, said the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh were, are and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India. “This includes areas that are under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to immediately vacate all areas under its illegal occupation,” she added.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Washington DC. (Twitter/NarendraModi)
Meanwhile, India and the US have said that they will take concerted action against all terrorist groups, including groups proscribed by the UN as they condemned cross-border terrorism and called for the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to be brought to justice. A Joint Statement issued after the first bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden at the White House on Friday said that the United States and India stand together in a shared fight against global terrorism.
Speaking at the first in-person Quad Leaders' Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the initiative would bring peace and prosperity in the world and Indo-Pacific nations. "Our Quad vaccine initiative will help Indo-Pacific nations. Quad decided to go ahead with a positive approach on basis of our shared democratic values. I'd be happy to discuss with my friends-be it the supply chain, global security, climate action, Covid response or tech cooperation," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met US President Joe Biden for a bilateral meeting at the Oval Office in the White House. During the meeting, Biden said that the relationship between India and the US- the largest democracies in the world- is destined to be stronger, closer and tighter. “Four million Indian-Americans make the US stronger every day,” Biden told Prime Minister Modi.
Modi, who has visited the US for the 7th time after assuming office in 2014, has said that his visit would be an occasion to strengthen the Indo-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership and consolidate ties with Japan and Australia.
Following his engagements in Washington, Prime Minister Modi will then travel to New York to address the ongoing 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly on September 24. According to the release by the PMO, Modi’s speech at the UNGA will focus on the pressing global challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, climate change, and other important issues.
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