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Corruption, discrimination, exploitation erode social fabric across world, says Venkaiah Naidu

Addressing diplomats and students in Panama City, Naidu expressed serious concern over the growing disconnect in the present world and called for intensified collective global effort to address basic problems like poverty and inequality.

india Updated: May 11, 2018 13:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Panama City
Venkaiah Naidu,Vice President of India,Panama City
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu being bid farewell by the Panamanian Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Miguel Hincapie, on his departure, in Panama on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that corruption, discrimination, exploitation and violation of basic human rights continue to erode social fabric across the world, triggering unrest, anger, rebellion and extremism.

Addressing diplomats and students in Panama City, Naidu expressed serious concern over the growing disconnect in the present world and called for intensified collective global effort to address basic problems like poverty and inequality.

“Corruption, discrimination, exploitation, violence and violation of basic human rights continue to erode social fabric across the world,” he said.

“These evils and perceptions of exploitation and failure of established governance systems lead to unrest, anger, rebellion and extremism. The sooner we effectively address these issues, the better will be our collective,” Naidu was quoted as saying by an official release.

He asserted that India is seeking a new world order and action based on the country’s ancient wisdom and values that advocated harmonious existence and common good.

Ambassadors of about 40 countries to Panama later interacted with Naidu and appreciated the major initiatives and their implementation by the central government and the fast growing Indian economy.

Later in the day, Naidu arrived in the Peruvian capital of Lima after visiting Guatemala and Panama for two days each.

On Wednesday, Naidu met Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela Rodrigues and discussed bilateral cooperation in agriculture, trade, health, culture and education.

Naidu also met Panamanian leaders on Wednesday and reaffirmed India’s support for Panama’s candidature for the UN Security Council’s non-permanent seat.

First Published: May 11, 2018 13:10 IST