COVID-19 :Bill Gates Points Out India’s Key Role In The fight In Conversation With Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The importance of global coordination in scientific innovation and research to combat the pandemic, and global response to COVID-19 were discussed in a video conference by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and philanthropist Bill Gates . Both agreed that given India’s willingness and capacity to contribute to global efforts, it was important for New Delhi to be included in the global discussions for coordinating responses to the pandemic.

Modi also underlined the conscious approach that India has adopted in its fight against the health crisis.

“Had an extensive interaction with @BillGates. We discussed issues ranging from India’s efforts to fight coronavirus, work of the @gatesfoundation in battling COVID-19, role of technology, innovation and producing a vaccine to cure the pandemic,” the prime minister tweeted.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Co-chair, Gates lauded India role in the battle against the virus when he said : “Thank you for the conversation and partnership PM Narendra Modi. Combating the pandemic requires global collaboration. India’s role is key as the world works to minimize social and economic impact, and pave the way to vaccine, testing, and treatment access for all.”

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