Prime Minister Modi calls for global unity to prevent future pandemics at the G7 summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday joined leaders virtually at the 2021 G7 Summit outreach sessions and uttered the mantra “One land, one health” in his remarks. Government sources told ANI news agency that German Chancellor Angela Merkel specifically referred to Prime Minister Modi’s mantra and expressed strong support.Also Read – Punjab CM Channi Orders Withdrawal Of Charges Against Farmers Protesting By Railroad Protection Force

In addition, the Australian Prime Minister also referred to his discussions with Prime Minister Modi earlier about the TRIPS waiver and expressed Australia’s strong support. On the other hand, the French president also called for the supply of raw materials to vaccine producers like India to ensure large-scale vaccine production for the whole world. Also Read – “Land of Massive Opportunities”: PM Modi at Dubai Expo Invites Global Investors to Invest in India

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The session, titled “Building Stronger – Health”, focused on the global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on building resilience in the face of future pandemics.

In his speech, Prime Minister Modi called for global unity, leadership and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, stressing the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard.

  1. Notably, this is the second time that PM Modi has participated in a G7 meeting.
  2. India was invited by France in its capacity of presidency of the G7 at the Biarritz summit in 2019 as a “Goodwill partner” and it participated in the sessions on “Climate, biodiversity and oceans” and “Digital transformation” .
  3. Last month, the MEA said Prime Minister Modi will not be traveling to the UK to attend the G7 group summit given the current coronavirus situation in the country.
  4. “At the invitation of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the awareness sessions of the G7 summit on June 12 and 13 in virtual format,” said MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi.
  5. The Group of Seven (G7) includes the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. As chair of the G7, the UK invited India, Australia, South Korea and South Africa to the summit as guest countries.
  6. MEA said the theme of the summit was ‘Build Better’ and the UK has identified four priority areas for its presidency of the powerful group.
  7. At the G7 Outreach Summit, leaders are expected to exchange views on the way forward for global recovery from the pandemic, with a focus on health and climate change.
  8. On the other hand, the UK has said it will set up a new animal vaccine development center that will aim to prevent viruses from spreading in the human population as part of a landmark health statement. World Cup which will be endorsed by the G7 world leaders at Carbis Bay in Cornwall.
  9. The so-called Carbis Bay Declaration will see the world’s leading democracies commit to a series of measures designed to reverse future pandemics during the crucial first 100 days.

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