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Artificial Intelligence Takes Centre Stage With PM Modi And World Leaders At Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Artificial Intelligence Takes Centre Stage With PM Modi And World Leaders At Vibrant Gujarat 2019

Harshajit Sarmah

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Conceptualised in 2003, the biannual event Vibrant Gujarat hosted its 9th edition in Gandhi Nagar inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



This year’s Vibrant Gujarat had fifteen partnering countries: Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Japan, Morocco, Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, The Netherlands, UAE and Uzbekistan. And on the very first day of the event, PM Narendra Modi had bilateral meetings with four world leaders where he discussed issues ranging from investment to geopolitics to artificial intelligence (AI). The leaders the PM Modi met are President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Malta Dr Joseph Muscat and Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babis.

Here Are The Glimpses Of What PM Modi Discussed With The Four World Leader:

Shavkat Mirziyoyev (President of Uzbekistan)

According to reports, PM Modi thanked President Mirziyoyev for his support for the First India-Central Asia Dialogue “where important discussions also took place on support to peace and development in Afghanistan”.


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During the conversation, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said that the dialogue “demonstrated India’s positive impact on the Central Asia region and the joint quest of the participant countries for peace in Afghanistan.” Also, taking India’s energy requirement as one of the priorities,  Novoi Minerals and Metallurgical Company of Uzbekistan signed an agreement with India’s Atomic Energy department regarding a long term supply of Uranium Ore Concentrate.

Lars Løkke Rasmussen (Prime Minister of Denmark)

Lars Løkke Rasmussen is the 2nd Nordic leader after Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg to visit India this month. During the event, PM Modi and Rasmussen discussed the technology cooperation regarding trade, energy, agriculture and other areas, and also about reviving the ties between the two nations.

From shipping to renewable energy to environment to agriculture to food processing, around 130 Danish companies have invested in different areas in India.

Dr Joseph Muscat (Prime Minister of Malta)

In conversation with Dr Joseph Muscat, PM Modi discussed verticals like Indian Pharma and IT industry (especially Artificial Intelligence). Furthermore, Dr Muscat invited India to cooperate with Malta on technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Block-chain, and fintech. Malta, which is also unofficially known as the “1st blockchain island” brought in formal legislation on Block-chain technology and sees Indian IT playing a vital role.

Andrej Babis (Prime Minister of Czech Republic)

From Defense to transportation to manufacturing, PM Modi and Andrej Babis had a wide range of discussions at the summit. The Czech PM has also invited nomination of an Indian scientist for its R&D Council.

Witnessing the grand success of the event, many officials took to Twitter and shared their moments from Vibrant Gujarat.

https://twitter.com/AusHCIndia/status/1086433092800262144

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