“India’s voice is going to be incredibly important,” says Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss at ABP Network’s “Ideas of India” Summit

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“I do support a greater role for India as a key player internationally. India should become a permanent member of the UN Security Council” said Liz Truss.

Mumbai, 24 February 2023: “In India, we see the greatest hope for our future, a free democracy that is growing rapidly, a country of pluralism, a country where free speech and the ability to get things done are improving all the time,” former British Prime Minister Liz Truss said here today. Speaking at the ABP Ideas of India summit which began here today, she said she supported a greater role for India as a key global player and that India should become a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

The second edition of ABP Network’s “Ideas of India” Summit is being held on the theme “Naya India: Looking Inward, Reaching Out.” Reiterating India’s position as an emerging global economic superpower, Truss said India needs to make the case and fight back against capitalism. “We should work more closely economically, we should work closely together on security and deepen our relationship with India,” she said.

Commenting on India’s role in the new power play, Truss said, “India and UK need to back each other more closely on trade, and investment and need to make sure both the countries work together on critical supply chains. We are investing more in green energy, like solar panels. These economic decisions will affect freedom and democracy in future. We are looking forward to the India-UK trade deal finishing as soon as possible.” She further added that the next few years will be very crucial for our security and democracy and India’s economic clout is equally important. India has grown significantly in past years and security is a very critical part of it.

Expressing her confidence on India’s capabilities, Truss said, “India has a huge cultural and economic influence on Britain. I want India to do even more using the dynamism and opportunity this country is creating.”

The second edition of ABP Network’s “Ideas of India” Summit 2023 is being organized on the topic “India and the World, The New Power Play.” The summit has brought together policymakers, cultural ambassadors, industry experts, celebrities, and business leaders to discuss the critical role of India during the global churn and changing dynamics. ABP Network is a leading multi-language channel reaching 535 million individuals in India therefore this summit provides one of the biggest platforms for the brightest minds across various sectors to express their views.

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