Sitharaman met with World Bank chief, India will always cooperate in the global fight against the pandemic. Nirmala Sitharaman meets World bank chief David Malpass talks about India role in the global fight against COVID

Sitharaman met with World Bank chief, India will always cooperate in the global fight against the epidemic

Also talked about the preparations for the Climate Change Conference.

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during her meeting with World Bank President David Malpass discussed several other issues including economic revival after the Kovid-19 pandemic and India’s role in the global fight against the pandemic. Sitharaman also talked about preparations for the upcoming climate change summit during her meeting with Malpass at the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC on Friday.

The Finance Ministry said in a tweet, “Both sides discussed issues like Kovid, vaccination, economic recovery, preparations for the climate change conference, expanding the scope of credit for India from the World Bank, knowledge partnership with the World Bank.” The ministry said that during the meeting, Sitharaman shared the measures taken by India to prevent the spread of the second wave of Kovid-19. He also discussed the major role played by India in the global fight against the pandemic. During the meeting, he also appreciated the World Bank Group for its initiative to increase the availability of finance for development and credit for India.

India committed to providing vaccines to low income countries

At the same time, while addressing the IMF, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that India is committed to providing vaccines to low-income countries. He said that for a successful global campaign against the Kovid-19 epidemic, there is no option but to ensure the availability of vaccines for all. Sitharaman said that the ongoing pandemic could have a lasting impact on the way economies and societies operate. He said that despite high vaccination rates in developed countries as well as major emerging market economies (EMEs), victory over the pandemic is still a distant dream.

The virus is continuously mutating which is a matter of concern

The Finance Minister said, “The virus is continuing to change in nature and it is coming back in places where it seemed to have been controlled. Because of this, there is no option but to ensure the availability of the vaccine for all.” He said, “India has ramped up its vaccine production within a short span of a few months, with the problems caused by supply chain disruptions being addressed. India is committed to providing vaccines to disadvantaged and low-income countries.

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