Ex-PM David Cameron on Thursday praised Narendra Modi by saying that India is fortunate to have a leader like PM Narendra Modi who has a clear vision and deep thoughts for the long-term problems.
In the annual meeting of the Indian Chambers of Commerce, Cameron said, “India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision. When I met Prime Minister Modi, I saw he deeply though about long-term problems”.
He further added, “Britain became a successful economy through its desire to trade, invest, sell and innovate, while India, by setting its enterprise free, was able to lift 150 million people out of poverty”.
Ex-PM lauded PM Modi’s flagship programme like Skill India but said that such motives can’t be achieved only by the government initiatives. He termed India as the ‘land of opportunities’ as it is one of the fastest growing economy in the world.
Cameron said, “Britain became a successful economy through its desire to trade, invest, sell and innovate, while India, by setting its enterprise free, was able to lift 150 million people out of poverty in just two decades”.
For the sustainable economic development, it is mandatory to flourish free trade instead of following protectionism and isolationism in the trade as it proves a major barrier according to Cameron.
He pointed out, “Such tendencies perceive free trade as a bad thing. It is as if someone at some point is winning, and so another person has to be losing. But does not necessarily have to be that way”.
Talking about the US-Chin trade war, he said that UK is more interested to trade with the communist giant and have a better business relationship instead of starting a trade war.
Cameron is expecting that India will soon be included as the member of the United Nations Security Council.