New Delhi, Nov 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said science, technology and innovation has a significant role in India's bilateral engagement with the UK.
"To boost entrepreneurship, science and technology is very important. Science, technology and innovation has a very significant role in our (India-UK) relationship," Modi said in his speech at the India-UK Tech Summit here.
PM begins address: The Tech Summit was envisaged during my visit to the UK last year to reinforce the friendship between India and the UK pic.twitter.com/xBBda7J2Kd— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 7, 2016
Modi also thanked British Prime Minister Theresa May for choosing India as her first bilateral visit outside Europe.
PM: It is vital that India and UK, two countries linked by history, work together to define the knowledge economy of the 21st century— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 7, 2016
PM @narendramodi: We have agreed to establish a Clean Energy R&D Centre on solar energy & a new Anti-Microbial Resistance initiative— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 7, 2016
"We must encourage greater mobility and participation of young people in education and research opportunities," Modi said.
PM: Science is Universal but Technology has to be local. Such summits throw an opportunity to understand each other's requirements— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 7, 2016
PM: Education is vital for our students. We must encourage greater mobility & participation of young people in educ'n/research opport's— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) November 7, 2016
"Our countries face economic challenges which directly affect trade and commerce. We together have to create new opportunities," he added.