At G7 Summit, PM Modi pitches for global unity to avoid future pandemics
New Delhi : PM Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed the G7 Summit virtually and shared the mantra of “One Earth, One Health” in his remarks.
The government sources told news agency ANI that Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel specifically referred to PM Modi’s mantra and conveyed strong support. Australian PM has also shown strong support to India.
On the other hand, the French President also called for raw material supplies to vaccine producers like India to ensure large-scale vaccine production for the whole world.
The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger – Health’ mainly focused on the united approach to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and measures which can be taken to prevent future pandemics.
In his address, PM Modi called for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, emphasizing on the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard.
It must be noted that this was the second time when PM Narendra Modi had participated in G7 Summit.
India was invited by France in its capacity as G7 presidency to the Biarritz summit in 2019 as a ‘Goodwill Partner’ and he participated in the sessions on ‘Climate, Biodiversity and Oceans’ and ‘Digital Transformation’.
Last month, the MEA said PM Modi will not travel to the UK to attend the summit of the G7 grouping in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation in the country.
“At the invitation of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the outreach sessions of the G7 summit on June 12 and 13 in virtual format,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said.