Modi gives passionate defence of globalisation at World Economic Forum


By Sarwar Alam Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mounted a defense of globalization at the World Economic Forum on Tuesday (23), urging joint action on climate change and economic cooperation, in a speech some delegates took as a swipe at US president Donald Trump’s America First agenda. Modi, making the forum’s first speech by an Indian head of state in more than two decades, did not mention Trump by name but he criticised the rise of protectionism in remarks delivered three days before the US president will address the summit. “Instead of globalization, the power of protectionism is putting its…

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