Modi asks G20 leaders to focus on workers

World Saturday 08/July/2017 21:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Modi asks G20 leaders to focus on workers

Hamburg: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged leaders of the G20 nations to do more to encourage movement of workers so that all countries involved get the maximum benefit.
Modi while speaking at a session on Digitalisation, Women’s Empowerment & Employment: Borderless, said that the digital world represents opportunities but also risks, and highlighted India's journey to achieve low-cost world-class technology.
He also called for strengthening labour markets and enhancing the service sector through digitisation.
Modi expressed strong personal conviction for gender empowerment and said that there was no real growth without empowering women, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Gopal Baglay said.
He also asked the G20 nations to create a strong partnership for skilling, including exchange of best practices.
Earlier, the Indian prime minister emphasised the need for facilitating technology and investments into Africa, saying the G20 nations "must walk the talk".
Highlighting India's multi-layered development partnership with Africa, he also said the country has been helping Africa build capacity as well as improve infrastructure.
Modi was speaking at a session on partnership with Africa, Migration and Health during the G20 Summit here.
According to a tweet by Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Gopal Baglay, the prime minister highlighted India's multi-layered development partnership with Africa as priority and policy, including in building capacity and improving social, physical and IT infrastructure.
"PM at session 3 on P'ship w/ Africa, Migration& Health says #G20 must walk the talk to facilitate tech & financial infusion in Africa," Baglay said in another tweet.
Modi stressed that dealing with forced external migration calls for debate and cooperative policy framework, adding that such a move is "must distinguish it from legal migration", as per a tweet by Baglay.
The prime minister also mentioned about India's new health policy against emerging challenge of anti-microbial resistance and yoga for preventive health care.