“Look Forward To Supporting India’s G20 Presidency”: Google CEO Meets PM
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and pledged his support for creating a free and open internet that benefits everyone.
“Thank you for a great meeting today PM Narendra Modi. Inspiring to see the rapid pace of technological change under your leadership. Look forward to continuing our strong partnership and supporting India’s G20 presidency to advance an open, connected internet that works for all,” Mr Pichai tweeted.
Mr. Pichai is there to take part in the “Google for India” conference, where the business will be emphasising start-ups. Google will invest around a quarter of the $300 million it set aside for startups in companies run by women.
“Given the scale and technology leadership it (India) will have, it’s important to make sure you are balancing, putting in safeguards for people. You’re creating an innovative framework, so that companies can innovate on top of a certainty in the legal framework,” Mr Pichai said.
“I think it is an important moment in time. India will also be a big export economy. It will benefit from an open and connected internet and getting that balance right will be important,” he added.
200 meetings could be held in India during the course of the upcoming year. Delhi will host the G20 Summit in September 2023. An intergovernmental meeting of the world’s leading developed and emerging economies is known as the G20 or Group of 20.
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