New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday spoke at the Conference on Economic Growth in Asia and Changes of Corporate Environment at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
Here is the full text of his address:
"It is indeed a privilege to address this distinguished gathering of legal experts and scholars from fourteen countries of Asia that all share common aspirations for improving the lives of their citizens. I extend a very warm welcome to guests from other countries. I hope you have a rewarding visit and use this opportunity not just for the conference but also to see a little bit of our country, which is a country of great diversity.
The 21st century is rightly spoken of as the Asian century. Economic growth in Asia in the last decade has positioned the region as the growth engine of the world. At a time when industrialised countries' growth has greatly slowed down, GDP of Asian countries is estimated to grow by 6.9 per cent in 2012 and 7.3 per cent in 2013. The Asian region is thus expected to play a very crucial role in driving and stabilising global recovery process....more
01:08 PM, Sep 22, 2012