India, Austria Partner on AI with Long-term Blueprint: PM Modi


India, Austria Partner on AI with Long-term Blueprint: PM Modi
Visiting Austria for the first time in history, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a strategic partnership to enable closer cooperation in a series of critical sectors. Modi, in a joint statement with Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer in Vienna, pointed out areas of mutual interest infrastructure, innovation, renewable energy, hydrogen, water and waste management, artificial intelligence, and quantum technology.
He then gave a long-term vision, saying that the comprehensive blueprint prepared for cooperation over the coming decades unmistakably proves that it is much beyond economic cooperation in cultural and educational exchanges.
The leaders announced initiatives for stronger youth engagement and idea exchange via an accelerated 'startup bridge', along with the finalizing of agreements on mobility and migration partnerships aimed at promoting legal migration and skilled workforce mobility between the two countries. In Vienna, after visiting Moscow, Modi will meet with Nehammer and discuss various urgent global issues. Those include climate and terrorism. On climate action, Modi invited Austria to participate in India's many different initiatives like the International Solar Alliance, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, and the Biofuel Alliance.
It was the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Austria in 41 years; hence, big from a diplomatic point of view. Modi was welcomed at the Federal Chancery which underlined that both countries are interest-driven to build bilateral cooperation on sustained innovation, sustainability, and joining forces in problem-solving around the globe.