India Leading In Global Cooperation In Handling COVID-19 Pandemic: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla
India is taking a lead in international cooperation in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said today.
Speaking at the session ''Plurilateralism Inc: The Future of Global Governance" at the Raisina Dialogue, the Foreign Secretary said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of the first to see the pressing need for regional and international cooperation to deal with the crisis.
Mr Shringla said PM Modi has also proposed a G20 Summit to address the COVID-19 pandemic. "In his address, the Prime Minister noted that the G20, which was created in response to the financial and economic crisis, was meeting for the first time to deal with a humanitarian situation. The Summit took some far-reaching measures designed to support developing countries in dealing with the unprecedented crisis, including through the Debt Service Suspension Initiative," the Foreign Secretary said.
He said the Prime Minister also participated in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Extraordinary Summit on the COVID pandemic.