Manmohan Singh: Poverty has to be top priority

Sep 29 2013, 23:15 IST
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SummaryManmohan Singh emphasised need for 'inclusive growth'; poverty alleviation should be top priority.

and the Least Developed Countries.

New Delhi, he said, is committed to building 100 institutions in Africa, have offered capacity building support including thousands of scholarships and made available concessional assistance of over USD 9.5 billion.

"India and Africa are engaging through the India-Africa Forum Summit process. We also look forward to participating actively in the 3rd Conference on the Small Island Developing States in Samoa in 2014 and contributing to its outcome," Manmohan Singh said.

Describing climate change as one of the defining challenges, Manmohan Singh said: "We must summon the necessary political will for crafting a robust global response to climate change on the basis of equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities."

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