Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first G20 session on Saturday highlighted India’s contribution in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Top diplomat Shringla told a press briefing that PM Modi referred to India’s medical supplies to over 150 countries as he spoke about the country’s ‘one earth, one health’ approach for a collaborative approach in tackling the pandemic. Had it.
Speaking at the Group of 20 Leaders Summit in Rome, Prime Minister Modi said that India is ready to produce 5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of 2022, which will be available to the world. PM Modi invited G20 countries to make India their partner in economic recovery and supply chain diversification.
Shringla said at the special briefing in Rome, “He also brought to the fore the fact that despite the challenges of the pandemic, India remained a reliable partner in terms of reliable supply chains. We also believe that the WHO’s EUA for Covaxin is another Would appreciate this process of helping countries.”
Now PM Modi will attend an event organized by US President Joe Biden on “Resilience in the Supply Chain” on Sunday and will hold other bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit. He will then fly to Glasgow to attend the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Earlier on Saturday, the Prime Minister met Pope Francis at the Vatican and extended an invitation to visit India. He was accompanied by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Shringla said the Pope has accepted the invitation. “You (PM Modi) have given me the biggest gift. I am looking forward to coming to India,” Shringla quoted the Pope as saying.
Not only this, after meeting PM Modi in Rome, French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in Hindi, “We share with India the same ambitions for environment, health and innovation. We work together towards concrete results. Will continue to work, especially in the Indo-Pacific region.”