Narendra Modi speaks to Joe Biden over phone amid surge in cases -Nistula Hebbar

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published Published on Apr 26, 2021   modified Modified on Apr 27, 2021

-The Hindu

A statement issued by the PMO stated that Mr. Modi discussed India’s initiative at the WTO for relaxation in TRIPS agreement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Joe Biden had a telephone conversation on Monday with assurances exchanged on smoothening out issues related to supply chains for vaccines for COVID-19 and the latter affirming that the U.S. would be supporting India’s efforts to come to grips with the massive second wave of the pandemic.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) also stated that Mr. Modi discussed India’s initiative at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for a relaxation in the norms of the agreement on TRIPS to ensure quick and affordable access to vaccines and medicines for developing countries.

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The Hindu, 26 April, 2021, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/narendra-modi-joe-biden-have-telephone-conversation-official-sources/article34417208.ece?homepage=true


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