External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Bahraini counterpart in New Delhi on Wednesday. The two leaders met at Hyderabad house in the capital. Bahraini foreign minister Abdullatif Bin Rashid Al Zayani is on a three-day visit to India. The two countries held 3rd India-Bahrain high joint commission meeting. India and Bahrain agreed to deepen cooperation in areas such as oil and gas sector. The two ministers reviewed all areas of bilateral cooperation. The two countries vowed to step up bilateral trade and investment. Bahrain's foreign minister thanked India for supply of Covid vaccine. Watch the full video for more.
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La Organización de las Naciones Unidas se pronunció sobre el financiamiento del programa de armas de Corea del Norte. Un panel de expertos de la ONU informó que Corea del Norte financia armamento con más de US$ 300 millones en criptomonedas robadas. Mira el video para más información.
Despite the rising cases of COVID-19 in India, people in Noida refused to follow precautionary norms. Most of the people at Noida bus stand were seen boarding bus without mask. With 15,353 fresh COVID cases, Uttar Pradesh reported highest single-day spike on April 11.
Pilgrims from across country arrived at the Vaishno Devi temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra to seek blessings as the auspicious festival of Navratri commenced from today. COVID protocols are being followed strictly by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. COVID negative reports have been made mandatory for the pilgrims. Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22. Devotees observe a fast for nine consecutive days and pray for health and well being of their loved ones.
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."
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on persisting turmoil in Myanmar said that Ministry condemns any use of violence and stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. "We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. We've urged the release of political prisoners and supported any attempts at resolving the current situation including through efforts of ASEAN," said MEA Spokesperson. "We remain engaged on this issue with our international interlocutors and at the UNSC, in an effort to play a balanced and constructive role," he added. "As far as border crossings are concerned, we are dealing with it as per our laws and humanitarian considerations," he further added.
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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Moldova will receive 20% of the country's total COVID-19 vaccine needs through the WHO's co-sponsored COVAX programme. But many more are needed and negotiations with manufacturers are proving to be difficult.
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Recently-elected President Maia Sandu told Euronews she has secured a donation of 200,000 doses from Romania and free access to 20% of Moldova's total vaccine needs through the global vaccine initiative COVAX. But corruption is hampering the rollout efforts.