Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is currently on a two-day visit to Saudi Arabia, addressed the Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh on Tuesday, October 29, as the keynote speaker and said the time of the bipolar world has gone and we live in a time where every nation is connected. He also urged the nations to strengthen a multi-polar order despite conflicting ideologies.
"There was a time when there was a bipolar world, and hence, each country was in one or the other corner. Now things have changed, it's a multipolar world; it's interconnected. Today, Every nation is connected and dependent on each other. The need of the hour is to strengthen a multi-polar order. Each and every nation is important today. We need to strengthen a multipolar world despite conflicting ideologies. We have to contribute to the welfare of mankind".
The times of a bipolar world have gone. We live in a time where every nation is connected and dependent on each other.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) October 29, 2019
Need of the hour is to strengthen a multi-polar order.
Each and every nation is important today: PM @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/ntQ58w86TV
In his address, PM Modi also mentioned that development is not determined through expansionism but through evolutionism, and said:
"Earlier expansionist tendencies determined strength. Today development-oriented polity, the quest for innovation is determining what strength is. The time when the identity of power was associated with expansionism is gone now and today development has measured through technology and innovation."
PM Modi in his address also said after the UN turned 70, some reforms were expected in the institution which did not happen but now that it is turning 75, he hopes that countries will come together to reform the institution to be relevant in the 21st century.
"Now, UN is going to turn 75, I would like for all the global powers to come together and progress towards building the UN that meets the challenges of the 21st century and is able to make relevant reforms. If we are only satisfied with cases of UN leading only when there is an epidemic or a natural calamity, then it will not be possible to guide or to keep the global world united today", said PM Modi.