New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday participated in the first Outreach Session of the G-7 Summit.
In his brief speech, Modi called for global unity, leadership and solidarity and emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to prevent future pandemics.
He underlined that that there should be ‘One earth, One health’ approach, and this push got echoed and endorsed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics, said a statement in Prime Minister's personal website narendramodi.in.
He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies.Sources said Australia and others came out strongly in support of this plea by the Prime Minister.
During the session, the Prime Minister also expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of Covid infections in India.
He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.
The Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance.
He also spoke of India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing & vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise.
The Prime Minister expressed India's commitment to support collective endeavours to improve global health governance.
PM also underlined India's emphasis on keeping open supply chains for vaccine raw materials and components to help enhance vaccine production in countries like India received widespread support, sources said.
The Prime Minister will also participate in the final day of the G-7 Summit on Sunday.
The UK currently holds the presidency and has invited India, along with Australia, South Korea and South Africa, as guest countries for the Summit.
"Participated in the @G7 Summit session on Health. Thanked partners for the support during the recent Covid19 wave. India supports global action to prevent future pandemics. "One Earth, One Health" is our message to humanity," he later tweeted.
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