India-Finland virtual summit: PM highlights country’s role in Covid vaccine outreach

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New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held virtual summit with his Finnish counterpart Sanna Marin and highlighted India’s efforts in Covid vaccination outreach across the world during the pandemic, saying that medicines and essential supplies reached more than 150 countries last year.

“India has taken care of the world’s requirements also besides its own domestic struggle during the pandemic. Last year, we distributed medicines and other essential goods to over 150 countries,” PM said during the virtual summit.

He further said that in the recent weeks, around 70 countries have received 58 million doses of India-made Covid vaccines.

The Prime minister also underlined the need for cooperation in renewable energy, digital education and mobile technology between the two countries.

“India has set a target of achieving 450 GW installed capacity in renewable energy by 2030. To increase foreign assistance, we have also taken initiatives like International Solar Alliance (ISA) & Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI),” PM Modi said during the virtual summit while reiterating India’s commitment to increase new and renewable energy.

In addition to this, the PM said that India and Finland are announcing a new partnership in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), mobile technology and digital education. “Our education ministries are also beginning a high level dialogue on this,” he added.