Bill Gates on Friday tweeted thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a discussion on the global response to Covid-19 and the importance of global coordination in scientific innovation and research to combat the pandemic.
Hailing PM Modi’s leadership in handling the Coronavirus crisis, Bill Gates said India’s role is “key as the world works to minimize social and economic impact”.
“Thank you for the conversation and partnership, @narendramodi. Combating the pandemic requires global collaboration. India’s role is key as the world works to minimize social and economic impact, and pave the way to vaccine, testing, and treatment access for all,” Bill Gates tweeted.
Earlier on Thursday, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation co-chair Bill Gates and Prime Minister Modi held a video conference on the coronavirus situation.
During the video conference, Bill Gates and PM Modi agreed that given India’s willingness and capacity to contribute to global efforts, it was important for New Delhi to be included in the global discussions for coordinating responses to the pandemic.
PM Narendra Modi also underlined the conscious approach that India has adopted in its fight against the health crisis.
“Had an extensive interaction with @BillGates. We discussed issues ranging from India’s efforts to fight coronavirus, work of the @gatesfoundation in battling COVID-19, role of technology, innovation and producing a vaccine to cure the Pandemic,” the prime minister tweeted.
An official statement pointed out that India’s approach is based on ensuring public engagement through appropriate messaging.