US Vice President Kamala Harris dials PM Narendra Modi, talks about US-India partnership
New Delhi : US Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to PM Narendra Modi via a phone call on Thursday, she underlined US-India partnership.
During her phone call, Kamala Harris spoke about the US plans on making vaccines against COVID-19 available to other countries, including India, under its "Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing".
PM Modi appreciated the US plan and expressed his gratitude for the America’s solidarity with India during recent time.
According to a statement by PMO, the leaders discussed ongoing efforts to strengthen the health supply chain between US and India, including in area of vaccine manufacturing.
The phone call comes at a time when the US administration has announced it will donate 25 million COVID-19 doses abroad, with most of them allocated to WHO’s Covax initiative. In a fact sheet, the White House said it will donate just over 6 million with countries experiencing surges, including Canada, Mexico and India.
PM Modi also took to Twitter and wrote, ” Spoke to Vice President Kamala Harris a short while ago. I deeply appreciate the assurance of vaccine supplies to India as part of the US Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing. I also thanked her for the all the support and solidarity from the US government, businesses and Indian diaspora.”
“We also discussed ongoing efforts to further strengthen India-US vaccine cooperation, and the potential of our partnership to contribute to post-Covid global health and economic recovery,” PM Modi added.
The US was among the first nations that had provided India medical aid during the peak of second wave in tri-colour nation.