'Your voice is India's voice': PM Modi at Voice of Global South Summit
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi underscored the importance of the 'equivalent voice' of the Global South on the international platform and reiterated that their voice is the voice of India, and their priorities are India's too.
Speaking virtually at the inaugural leaders' session of 'Voice of Global South: For human-centric development', PM Modi said, "We supported each other in the fight against foreign rule and we can do it again in this century to create a new world order that will ensure the welfare of our citizens. Your voice is India's voice and your priorities are India's priorities."
The Summit envisages bringing together countries of the Global South to share their perspectives and priorities on a common platform.
"The need of the hour is to identify simple, scalable and sustainable solutions that can transform our societies and economies. Despite the challenges the developing world faces, I remain optimistic that our time is coming," added PM Modi.
"We have turned the page in another difficult year that saw war, conflict, terrorism and global political tensions. Rising food, fertilizer and fuel prices, climate change-induced natural disasters and lasting economic impact of the Covid pandemic. It is clear that the world is in a state of crisis. It is difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last. Most of the global challenges have not been created by Global South but they affect us more," added PM Modi.
Saying that the Global South has the largest stakes in the future as three-fourths of humanity lives in these countries, PM Modi stressed the need for an equivalent voice on the world platform.