Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said there have been similarities of approach between India and the Netherlands in dealing with global challenges like climate change, terrorism and pandemics. He was speaking at a virtual summit with his counterpart from the Netherlands Mark Rutte. Modi also said...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended greetings on 100th anniversary of the founding of the state of Jordan. He said India and Jordan will continue to walk side by side to work together for better future of all humanity. "India and Jordan are united in belief that moderation and peaceful co-existence are essential for peace and prosperity. We will continue to walk side by side in our joint efforts for a better future for all humanity," said PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed at the inaugural session of Raisina Dialogue 2021 via video conference on April 13. While addressing the event, PM Modi said that, amid COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th edition of Raisina Dialogue is taking place at a watershed moment in human history. "A global pandemic has been ravaging the world for over a year. The last such global pandemic was a century ago. Although, humanity has faced many infectious diseases since then. The world today is underprepared to handle the COVID pandemic. Our scientists, researchers and industries have answered some questions. Many solutions have emerged and many more are yet to come," PM added.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'didi did nothing for Matua community' remark. CM Banerjee challenged PM Modi by saying if she hasn't done anything for 'Matua community' then she will "quite the politics". "Narendra Modi said at a meeting in Krishnanagar that Mamata didi did nothing for Matua community. I'm publicly asking him to accept the challenge, if I haven't done anything for them then I will leave politics, if you are lying then you will do sit-ups holding ears," she said. The fifth phase of Bengal polls are scheduled to be held on April 17.
Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte during virtual meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded India for its 'Vaccine Maitri' programme for helping countries amid pandemic. "I appreciate your govt's efforts to support Dutch investors who faced challenges last year during the first wave of the COVID19 pandemic. Your support helped ensure the continuation of trade between our countries even in those difficult times," said Netherlands PM Mark Rutte. He added, "We applaud India for the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. We also congratulate India on its election as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. In our view, India is an obvious candidate for a permanent seat of an expanded council."
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's chances of forming a new government suffered a major setback on Friday, as parliament passed a motion disapproving of his behavior and saying he had "not spoken the truth." Emer McCarthy reports.
After US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministry of External Affairs' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a weekly briefing on April 08 informed that at invitation of President Biden, PM Narendra Modi will participate in summit along with other world leaders. "US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's visit was in the run-up to summit on climate, convened by the US on April 23-24 virtually," Bagchi added. Highlighting the points from the meeting, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, "The meet was very productive, both sides discussed the global challenges of climate change. In the context of several multi-lateral events later this year leading up to Cop26 summit Glasgow. Special Envoy Kerry appreciated PM Modi's vision and leadership in climate action, especially our ambitious target of 420 GW of renewable energy by the year 2030."
Asserting that India has not imposed any export ban on anti-coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said the country has taken the lead in sending vaccines abroad with over 640 lakh doses supplied to more than 80 countries till now. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said the ministry's 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative to supply vaccines abroad has been "very successful and very well-liked" by our partners across the world. "As on date, under the 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative, we have supplied a total of about 644 lakh doses to the global community, and of these, 104 lakh doses have been supplied as a grant, 357 lakh doses on a commercial basis, and 182 lakh doses through the COVAX initiative," Bagchi said at an online media briefing. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on export of COVID-19 vaccines said that there is no ban and India has so far supplied it to more than 80 countries of the world. "We have not imposed any export ban on COVID-19 vaccines regarding the concern over the countries our position has been suitably conveyed through our official channels," said MEA spokesperson. "India has taken the lead on sending vaccines abroad, no country has shared with the world the number of vaccines that India has while vaccinating its own population. India has supplied more than 80 countries of the world keeping in mind domestic requirements," he added.
Speaking on today's virtual summit between Netherlands Prime Minister and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, MEA Joint Secretary (Europe West) on April 09 said, "The Netherlands is very grateful for the air-bubble agreement between our two countries, facilitating the repatriation of many Dutch and EU-citizens back to Europe, and Indian citizens back to India."
During a virtual summit with Netherlands Prime Minister, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Netherlands' approach towards challenges including terrorism, climate change, pandemic is similar. "Our partnership is based on shared values of democracy and rule of law. Our approach towards challenges like climate change, terrorism, pandemic is similar. We're also developing convergence in new areas like Indo-pacific resilient supply chains and global digital governance," said PM Modi.