Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he was happy to have participated in the Summit for Democracy at the invitation of US President Joe Biden, and that as the world’s largest democracy India stands ready to work with partners to strengthen democratic values globally.
“Happy to have participated in the Summit for Democracy at the invitation of President Biden. As the world’s largest democracy, India stands ready to work with our partners to strengthen democratic values globally, including in multilateral fora,” he tweeted, tagging the US President.
On Thursday, as a special gesture, PM Modi was invited to participate in the main Leaders’ Plenary Session of the Summit hosted by President Biden.
This closed-door Session saw interventions from 12 select countries, including India.
In his remarks, PM Modi stressed that the principles of democracy should also guide global governance, and that given technology’s ability to impact democracy positively or negatively, tech companies should contribute to preserving open and democratic societies.
He also emphasized the need for democratic countries to deliver on values enshrined in their constitutions.
Today, PM Modi will deliver India’s national statement, which will be open to the public.