On Saturday, 27th September, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his speech at the 69th Session of UN General Assembly in the US.
Here are some of the key messages that Mr Modi highlighted in his speech:
On Upsurge of Democracies
“Today, there is a surge of democracy across the world; including in South Asia; in Afghanistan, we are at a historic moment of democratic transition and affirmation of unity. Afghans are showing that their desire for a peaceful and democratic future will prevail over violence. Nepal has moved from violence to peace and democracy; Bhutan’s young democracy is flourishing. Democracy is trying to find a voice in West Asia and North Africa; Tunisia’s success makes us believe that it is possible. There is a new stirring for stability, progress and progress in Africa. There is unprecedented spread of prosperity in Asia and beyond, rising on the strength of peace and stability.”
India’s standpoint on Peace
“India desires a peaceful and stable environment for its development. A nation’s destiny is linked to its neighbourhood. That is why my Government has placed the highest priority on advancing friendship and cooperation with her neighbours.”
On the Topic of Bilateral Relations with Pakistan
“I am prepared to engage in a serious bilateral dialogue with Pakistan in a peaceful atmosphere, without the shadow of terrorism, to promote our friendship and cooperation. However, Pakistan must also take its responsibility seriously to create an appropriate environment.”
On Extending Supportive Hand to Pakistan
“We should be thinking about the victims of floods in Jammu and Kashmir. In India, we have organised massive flood relief operations and have also offered assistance for Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. India is part of the developing world, but we are prepared to share our modest resources with those countries that need this assistance as much as we do. This is a time of great flux and change.”
Faiz Askari, Editor of SMEStreet is in United States specially to capture Prime Minister Modi’s US Visit and it’s impact among US Policy makers.