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Let's Make Technology A Means Of Development, Not Destruction: Modi In UAE

12 February 2018

"In new India, we no longer procrastinate", he said.

Since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December, Abbas has been seeking worldwide support for countries from Europe and the Middle East to be included as mediators between Palestine and Israel - efforts that the U.S. has led.

The US has cut funding to the Palestinians, saying it would only resume once they return to peace talks. "The formation of a multilateral mechanism that stems or is produced by global peace convention is the most ideal way to broker such negotiations", he said. We appreciate your spirit and your faith in your efforts for a better tomorrow.

Trump in December shocked the Palestinians by breaking with decades of United States policy and recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Delivering the keynote address at the inauguration of the World Government Summit in Dubai, PM Modi said that humans are using technology in ways that are affecting nature adversely. "The misuse of cyberspace for radicalisation is an example of abuse of technology by some people", Modi said.

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In response, PM Modi thanked Palestine President Abbas for the Grand Collar of the state of Palestine conferred on him.

Calling the 21st century as the century of Asia, Modi said that it took thousands of centuries to make progress from the stone age to industrial revolution but the communications revolution took 200 years whereas the distance to digital revolution has been covered in a few years. Modi made the first trip to Israel by an Indian prime minister a year ago followed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to India last month.

Modi arrived in Oman after completing his trip to the UAE.

"India and Palestine's historic relations have stood the test of time".

Modi told the audience that India is aspiring to assume leadership position in Artificial Intelligence, Nano, cybsersecurity and cloud computing. It is with your contribution that we are making a new India. Visiting the museum dedicated to him has also been an unforgettable experience for me.

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The MoU between an Indian power consortium and Abu Dhabi National Company to acquire 10 per cent participating interest in the offshore Lower Zakum concession zone is the first Indian investment in upstream oil sector of UAE, transforming the traditional buyer-seller relationship to a long-term investor relationship.

This would not have gone down well in Israel, where Arafat is reviled as a long-time terrorist and the leader who led the Palestinians into the bloody Second Intifada.

Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that Prime Minister Modi had a Tete-a-tete with the before the delegation level talks.

Describing India as a "very respected country in the worldwide arena", the 82-year-old Palestinian President said that India can have a possible role in creating a multilateral forum of negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis to reach a final agreement.

India greatly hopes for peace and stability in this region.

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On the occasion of the visit, India and the Palestinians signed six agreements concerning infrastructural development in the West Bank. Agreements were also signed to build schools, a diplomatic training institute and a woman's empowerment and training centre.

Let's Make Technology A Means Of Development, Not Destruction: Modi In UAE