The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that PM Narendra Modi will virtually take part in the second Global COVID Summit, which will be hosted by US President Joe Biden on Thursday, May 12. The session will be live-streamed at 6:30 p.m IST.
The key focus of the summit is to address pandemic-related challenges faced by countries. MEA said, “The Summit intends to galvanise new actions to address the continued challenges of the COVID pandemic and build a stronger global health security architecture.” PM Modi’s speech will emphasise the topic ‘Prevent pandemic fatigue and prioritising preparedness.’
MEA also added, “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.”
Along with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, and Director-General of the World Health Organisation, the summit will also be attended by the government of Belize as Chair of CARICOM, Senegal as Chair of African Union, Indonesia as President of G20, and Germany as President of G7 and other dignitaries will also attend the summit.
PM Modi had also attended the first Global COVID Summit which took place in September 2021.