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Modi gives keynote address at World Government Summit in Dubai

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech during the opening of the World Government Summit in Dubai on February 11, 2018 (Photo by: KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi capped a whirlwind visit to the UAE on Sunday (11), giving a keynote address as guest of honour at the World Government Summit in Dubai. Modi praised the United Arab Emirates, home to 3.3 million Indian nationals, for having “harnessed technology” and “managing to create a unique economic miracle that we rarely see in the world”. Highlighting his government’s cutting-edge initiatives, such as a unified ID system linked to mobile phones and bank accounts, Modi appeared right at home in the tech-obsessed emirate. “We missed the industrial revolution, but we joined the digital revolution,” he…

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