World optimistic about India, blogs PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2014 23:54 IST

A day after his return from his longest foreign trip yet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the world is looking at India with renewed enthusiasm.

“I saw in their eyes a desire to see India playing its part for a peaceful, stable and developed global community,” the prime minister wrote on his blog.

The PM returned on Thursday after a 10-day long tour spanning Myanmar, Fiji and Australia — where he met world leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, at the G20 meet.

In his blog, the PM pointed out that his was the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM to Australia in 28 years and to Fiji after 33 years. In 10 days, Modi met 38 world leaders and held 20 bilateral meetings. “On one hand, the IT and communication revolution brought the world closer but on the other hand, we could not reach the shores of these two countries, each important in its own way, for almost three decades,” Modi said.

“During these bilateral meetings, I noticed 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,” said Modi.

The PM added that the thrust area of his discussions was on how to make bilateral relations more extensive, diverse and wide-ranging and also to strengthen trade and commerce and drawing industry to India.

“Numerous leaders I met were very optimistic about our ‘Make in India’ initiative and are keen to come to India. I see this as a positive sign that will bring several opportunities to India’s youth and give them the right exposure,” the PM blogged.

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