PM Modi, Saudi Crown Prince discuss coronavirus on telephone

Team India Sentinels Tuesday 17th of March 2020 11:37 PM

New Delhi: In a telephone conversation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman discussed the global situation regarding the COVID – 19 pandemic.

Mr Modi emphasised the need for coordinated efforts to adequately address this global challenge, which has impacted not only the health and well-being of several hundred thousand people but also threatens to adversely affect the economy in many parts of the world.


In this context, the prime minister mentioned India’s recent initiative to organise a video conference among SAARC countries.

The two leaders agreed that a similar exercise at the level of G20 leaders, under the aegis of Saudi Arabia as the Chair of G20, would be useful at a global scale, both for discussing specific measures to address the challenges posed by the global outbreak of COVID-19 and also to instil confidence in the global populace.

Mr Modi and the Crown Prince decided that their officials would remain in close contact in this regard.