New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Second Global COVID Virtual Summit today (May 12) at the invitation of US President Joe Biden.
The Summit intends to galvanize new actions to address the continued challenges of the COVID pandemic and build a stronger global health security architecture.
The Prime Minister will deliver his remarks in the Summit’s Opening Session on the theme ‘Preventing Pandemic Fatigue and Prioritizing Preparedness’, an MEA statement said.
Other participants are co-hosts of the event – Heads of State/Government of Belize in its capacity as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20 and Germany as President of G7, respectively.
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Director-General of the World Health Organization and other dignitaries, would also participate in the summit.
Prime Minister Modi had earlier participated in the first Global COVID virtual Summit hosted by President Biden on September 22, 2021.
“India is playing a key role in ongoing global efforts to combat the pandemic by supplying safe and affordable vaccines, medicines, development of low-cost indigenous technologies to test and treat,
genomic surveillance, and capacity building for health care workers,” the statement said.
“India is also proactively engaged in multilateral fora with the objective of strengthening and reforming the global health security architecture with WHO at its centre,” it added.