Prime Minister Narendra Modi while participating at a video-conference of leaders of the Non-Aligned Movement, has pointed out clearly that the coronavirus crisis has shown the world the limitations of the existing international system and the need for a new template of globalisation, based on fairness, equality and humanity.
Modi said humanity is facing its most serious crisis in many decades and that NAM can help promote global solidarity as it has often been the world’s moral voice.
“To retain this role, NAM must remain inclusive,” he said.
Without giving any direct reference or naming any country, Modi also said: “Even as the world fights COVID-19, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses. Such as terrorism. Such as fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries.”
In fighting the pandemic, Modi said, India showed how democracy, discipline and decisiveness can come together to create a genuine people’s movement.
He said humanity is facing a major crisis and NAM can contribute in dealing with it.
The prime minister said India has supplied medicines to around 120 countries, including 59 members of NAM, in the wake of COVID-19 despite domestic requirements.
He also said that the world will need a new template of globalisation post the COVID-19 phase.
“COVID-19 has shown us the limitations of the existing international system. In the post-COVID world, we need a new template of globalization, based on fairness, equality, and humanity,” Modi remarked in his address .