Post 3-nation tour, PM Modi talks black money, positive ties in blog

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November 22, 2014 8:55 AM

Back from his three-nation visit, PM Narendra Modi said that the menace of black money has the potential to destabilise world peace.

Back from his three-nation visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the menace of black money has the potential to destabilise world peace and harmony and that India had placed the issue of existence and repatriation of black money at the forefront of the world community in the recently held G20 summit.

“I am glad that the world community took note of this because this is an issue that does not selectively affect one nation. The menace of black money has the potential to destabilise world peace and harmony,” the PM wrote in his blog.

“Black money also brings with it terrorism, money laundering and narcotics trade. As democracies firmly committed to the rule of law, it becomes our obligation to collectively fight this evil and there was no better occasion than the G20 to raise this. Our efforts paid off with the official communiqué reflecting this issue,” Modi added.

Stating that he met 38 world leaders in five summits and had as many as 20 full bilateral meetings during this three-nation tour, Modi said that he had the opportunity to meet leaders from every part of the world. “These meetings were frank, comprehensive and fruitful. We covered substantial ground on several issues. I met a wide range of business leaders as well.”

“During these bilateral meetings, I noticed one thing — that the world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm! I see a global community that is tremendously keen to engage with India,” he added.

“Numerous leaders I met were very optimistic about our ‘Make in India’ initiative and are keen to come to India and be a part of the extensive and diverse opportunities India has to offer. I see this as a positive sign, one that will bring several opportunities to India’s youth and give them the right exposure that will make them shine,” Modi said, adding that several world leaders also showed keenness plans to create ‘Next Gen Infrastructure’ and smart cities.

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