Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel of India’s dedication to deploy its vaccine growth and manufacturing capacities for the advantage of the world.
The matter figured in a video-teleconference between the 2 leaders, who mentioned key points such because the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, bilateral relations, and regional and world points, notably India-European Union (EU) ties.
Modi appreciated Merkel’s long-standing position in offering steady and robust management on the European and world phases, and thanked her for guiding the expansion of the India-Germany strategic partnership, in response to readout from the exterior affairs ministry.
“The Prime Minister briefed Chancellor Merkel on the developments in India with regard to vaccine growth and guaranteed Chancellor Merkel of India’s dedication to deploy its capacities for the advantage of the world,” the readout stated.
Modi additionally conveyed his finest needs for the early containment of a brand new wave of infections in Germany and different European international locations.
He additionally welcomed Germany’s resolution to affix the Worldwide Photo voltaic Alliance (ISA), and expressed his want to strengthen cooperation on the platform of the Coalition for Catastrophe Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).
Noting that this yr marks the 70th anniversary of relations between India and Germany and 20th anniversary of the strategic partnership, the 2 leaders agreed to carry the sixth inter-governmental consultations at an early date and to set an formidable agenda for the discussions.
With out giving particulars, German authorities spokesman Steffen Seibert tweeted that the 2 leaders mentioned the pandemic, advances in vaccine growth and manufacturing and the Indo-Pacific area.