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PM Modi calls for coordinated global efforts to fight COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world is facing since World War-II and is an important turning point in the history of humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the G20 summit

India PM Narendra Modi (PC: PTI)

India PM Narendra Modi (PC: PTI)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 21 attended the 15th G20 Summit chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, under the theme ‘Realising the Opportunities of 21st Century for All’, via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister highlighted that coordinated global efforts will lead to faster recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic is the biggest challenge the world is facing since World War-II and is an important turning point in the history of humanity, Prime Minister Modi said at the summit.

PM Modi said “Work from Anywhere” is a new normal in the post-COVID world and urged for the creation of a virtual G20 secretariat.

He also thanked Saudi Arabia for hosting the virtual summit on Twitter.

Prime Minster Modi highlighted the “need for a a new global index based on talent, technology, transparency and trusteeship”.

“Multi-skilling and re-skilling to build a talent pool will enhance dignity and resilience of our workers,” he said, adding that the value of these new technologies should be measured by their benefit to humanity.

–With inputs from PTI

 

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First Published on Nov 21, 2020 11:06 pm





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