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India, Africa relationship above strategic & economic interests: PM Modi

New Delhi: The meeting of India and African nations brings one third of humanity under one roof, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday at the India-Africa Forum Summit."The heart beat of 1.25 billion Indians
India TV News Desk October 30, 2015 0:04 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: The meeting of India and African nations brings one third of humanity under one roof, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday at the India-Africa Forum Summit.

"The heart beat of 1.25 billion Indians and 1.25 billion Africans are in rhythm. It is not just a meeting of India and Africa. Today, the dreams of one-third of humanity have come together under one roof," Modi said addressing the summit.

"We have spoken in one voice in the world and we have formed a partnership of prosperity among ourselves," he said.

The prime minister said the relation between India and Africa are above strategic and economic interests.

Modi also said India will help in building infrastructure in Africa.

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"We will help connect Africa... We will help develop infrastructure, power and help add value to your resources," Modi said addressing head of the different African nations here at the summit.

Highlights:

* We pledge to walk together, with our steps in rhythm and our voices in harmony: PM

* We wish to deepen our cooperation in maritime security and hydrography, and countering terrorism and extremism: PM

* I also invite you to join "Solar Reach Countries" that I have proposed to launch in Paris: PM Modi

* No more can be more considerate to climate change than Africa and India: PM Modi

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* We will also deepen India-Africa partnership on clean energy, sustainable habitats, public transport & climate resilient agriculture: PM

* We will make available our space assets and technology, will use possibilities of digital technology to exhance relationship: PM

* We will work to reduce digital divide within Africa and between Africa and rest of the world: PM Modi

* Development of human capital will be at the heart of our partnership, we will open our doors more: PM Modi

* We will also collaborate to develop Indian and African treasures of traditional knowledge and medicines: PM Modi

* Technology will be a strong foundation of our partnership: PM

* Africa and India are two bright spots of hope and opportunities in the global economy: PM Modi

* Africa's sports, art and music delight the entire world: PM Modi

* African initiatives are replacing old fault lines with new bridges of regional economic integration: PM

* Relation between India and Africa are above strategic and economic interests: PM

* Africa's economic growth has gathered momentum and has a more diversified base: PM Modi

* We have spoken in one voice in the world and we have formed a partnership of prosperity among ourselves: PM

* 2/3rd 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: PM

* The heart beat of 1.25 billion Indians & 1.25 billion Africans are in rhythm: PM

* It is not just a meeting of India & Africa. Today, the dreams of one-third of humanity have come together under one roof: PM

* Fabric of this world is richer because of the 54 sovereign flags of Africa: PM Modi

* We are deeply, deeply honoured by your presence today: PM Modi

* Brilliant colors have today made Delhi the most special place in the world: PM Modi