Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel of India’s commitment to to deploy its vaccine capacities for the benefit of the world. ALSO READ | Ahead Of Corona Vaccine Roll Out, Second Dry Run To Take Place On Jan 8
In a video-teleconference with German Chancellor today, Prime Minister briefed Chancellor Merkel on the developments in India with regard to vaccine development and conveyed his best wishes for early containment of the new wave of infections in Germany and other European countries.
The two leaders discussed key issues of mutual importance including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, bilateral ties, regional and global issues, particularly India-EU relations.
PM Modi appreciated the long-standing role of Chancellor Merkel in providing stable and strong leadership at the European and global stage. He later welcomed Germany’s decision to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA), and expressed his desire to further strengthen cooperation with Germany under the platform of Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
As stated by the the government in a release, the two leader even agreed to hold the sixth Inter-Governmental Consultations (IGC) at an early date in 2021 and to set an ambitious agenda for the same.