PM Modi to participate in Second Global COVID Virtual Summit


Guwahati: At the invitation of US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit on Thursday.

The summit intends to galvanize new actions to address the continued challenges of the COVID pandemic and build stronger global health security architecture.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Prime Minister will deliver his remarks in the opening session of the summit on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’. The session will begin at 6.30 pm and it will be live-streamed.

India emphasised its role in the fight against the Covid pandemic by supplying affordable vaccines and medicines to other countries, and developing low-cost indigenous technologies for testing, genomic surveillance, and capacity building for health care workers.

The event is co-hosted by the government of Belize as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20, and Germany as President of G7, respectively.

Also, the United Nations Secretary-General, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and other dignitaries will be in attendance.

Meanwhile, PM Modi participated in the first Global Covid virtual Summit hosted by Biden in September 2021.