PM Narendra Modi speaks to Ireland Prime Minister on COVID-19 crisis

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi presenting a book to President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev during their joint statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Tuesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla(PTI12_20_2016_000153B)

Bhubaneswar: During a telephone call today with the Prime Minister of Ireland, H.E. Dr. Leo Varadkar, Prime Minister discussed the state of the COVID-19 pandemic and the steps being taken by both countries to control its health and economic impact.

Prime Minister Varadkar appreciated the role being played by Indian origin doctors and nurses in fighting the infection in Ireland. Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Varadkar for the care and support being extended to the Indian citizens present in Ireland, and promised to similarly facilitate Irish citizens in India.

The two leaders agreed that India and Ireland can leverage their strengths in the pharmaceutical and medical fields to contribute to the global fight against the pandemic. They also deliberated on the potential for strengthening India’s cooperation with Ireland, as well as with the EU, in the post-COVID context.

The leaders agreed to remain in touch and consult each other on the evolving dimensions of the crisis.

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