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. I
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.