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PM Modi Addresses 6th World Government Summit In Dubai

| February 11 , 2018 , 17:08 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the sixth World Government Summit in Dubai on Sunday. The theme of the summit was 'Technology for development.'

Modi began his speech thanking the government of UAE for the warm welcome and said,"All the diaspora living here have got a home away from home, and I am thankful for the people here for being so kind."

PM spoke on the importance of technology in developing a nation. He said, "Technology is the key to improve human lives. Technology is changing at the speed of thought. It is also the medium of disruptive change. In terms of technology, a desert has been transformed. It's a miracle."

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He pointed out how the world needs to be cautious about using technology as many can use it to cause harm to nature and future of human beings. PM added, "We must make technology a means of development, not a means of Destruction."

While talking about E-governance Modi said that E stands for effective efficient, easy, empower, empower and equity.

PM used 6 "R" in his speech, which he referred to- reduce, reuse, recycle, recover, remanufacture, redesign.

He explained the idea of the biometric identification card, Adhaar, and the importance of GST.

He also mentioned the darker side of technology and said, "some people are radicalising the cyberspace with the use of technology."

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PM concluded his speech with a universal call, asking the Asian countries to unite and share their experience with each other for a better and developed future.

Prime Minister Modi is in Dubai for the third leg of his four-nation visit. This is his second state visit to the UAE after August 2015. PM Modi arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday and was received by the Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the airport.