Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a recent interaction with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Wednesday (February 10), assured that India will do its best to support Canada’s coronavirus vaccination efforts.
In an official release from the PMO’s office, it was revealed that the PM Modi received a telephone call on Wednesday from PM Trudeau where the Canadian leader apprised about his nation’s requirements of India’s Coronavirus vaccines.
The release further added that the Canadian PM had claimed that if the world managed to conquer the novel coronavirus, “it would be significantly because of India’s tremendous pharmaceutical capacity, and Prime Minister Modi’s leadership in sharing this capacity with the world”.
Reacting to Trudeau’s statement, PM Modi thanked him in response.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a telephone call today from Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau informed Prime Minister Modi about Canada’s requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India. Prime Minister assured the Canadian PM that India would do its best to support Canada’s vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already,” the release said.
As per reports, the two leaders also agreed to continue the close relationship between both nations in their fight against climate change, economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and other global challenges.
Later, PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote: “Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau . Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.”
Was happy to receive a call from my friend @JustinTrudeau. Assured him that India would do its best to facilitate supplies of COVID vaccines sought by Canada. We also agreed to continue collaborating on other important issues like Climate Change and the global economic recovery.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 10, 2021
Back in January 2021, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said that Covishield supplies on commercial bases are set to happen to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Canada Mongolia.