16:09 uur 12-02-2018

Indiase premier pleit samen met andere wereldleiders voor technologie en hervorming op World Government Summit 2018

• Christine Lagarde, hoofd van IMF, ziet jeugd in de regio als aanjagers van duurzame groei

• Franse premier Édouard Philippe roept op tot nationale transformatie

• Narendra Modi staat aan het hoofd van een delegatie uit India, gastland op WGS


DUBAI, Verenigde Arabische Emiraten –(BUSINESS WIRE)– De Indiase premier Narendra Modi hield in zijn toespraak op de zesde World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai een pleidooi voor technologie als middel voor ontwikkeling, maar waarschuwde tegelijkertijd voor haar destructieve kracht.

“Technologie heeft de gewone man vooruit geholpen dankzij een minimaal overheidsingrijpen en maximale invloed. In e-governance staat de – e – voor effective, efficient, easy, empowering en equity. Technologie heeft de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten van woestijn getransformeerd in een modern wonder, maar het kent ook schaduwkanten, zoals radicalisering in cyberspace”, zei hij. Modi stond aan het hoofd van een delegatie uit India, het gastland van deze editie van WGS.



Indian Premier Joins World Leaders to Champion Technology and Reform at World Government Summit 2018

• IMF Chief Christine Lagarde bets on region’s youth to spearhead sustainable growth

• French PM Édouard Philippe calls for national transformation

• Narendra Modi leads delegation from India, guest country at WGS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi championed technology as a means of development and warned of its potential to be used as a means of destruction in his address at the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the sixth edition of World Government Summit in Dubai ...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the sixth edition of World Government Summit in Dubai (Photo: AETOSWire)

“Technology has empowered the common man via minimum government, maximum governance. In e-governance, the ‘e’ represents effective, efficient, easy, empowering and equity. Technology has transformed the UAE from a desert into a modern wonder, but it also has a darker side of radicalization of cyberspace,” he said. Modi led a delegation from India, the guest country at this year’s WGS.

Earlier today, French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe outlined his country’s roadmap for transformation that includes a progressive climate change policy, corporate tax reduction and a labor law reform. “It is our priority to fix our country and prepare for the future,” he said.

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, was bullish on the outlook for economic growth despite recent market volatility. She urged governments to implement overdue reforms and offer hope to young people by building stronger economies. “Governments, especially in this region, where 60 percent of the population are under 25 years old, need to focus on policies that will energize the economy and encourage job creation,” she said.

About the World Government Summit

The World Government Summit is the primary global forum dedicated to shaping the future of governments worldwide. Each year, the summit sets the agenda for the next generation of governments with a focus on harnessing innovation and technology to solve universal challenges facing humanity. The WGS is a knowledge exchange platform that converges governments, futurism, technology and innovation. It functions as a thought leadership and networking hub for policymakers, experts and pioneers in human development. As a gateway to the future, the summit analyzes trends, issues and opportunities that humanity is likely to face in the coming decades, while showcasing innovations, best practices and smart solutions that inspire creative ideas on how best to address them.

*Source: AETOSWire



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