Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a session of the G-7 summit through the digital medium. Giving detailed information about this, the Ministry of External Affairs said that PM Modi emphasized on open and democratic societies to work in unison. The Prime Minister spoke of the need for democratic societies to defend their value and strengthen each other's hands to respond to the growing challenges. The Ministry of External Affairs said that PM Modi's emphasis in the G-7 conference was on the health, Covid-19 vaccine. Not only this, the PM also emphasized on environmental challenges, open economy in his address.
P Harish, Additional Secretary (Economic Relations), Ministry of External Affairs said that PM Modi appealed for wider support for TRIPS Waiver in the WTO for technology related to the treatment of Covid infected. The Prime Minister said that India is the only G-20 country on the path to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Not only this, PM Modi sought the strong support of G-7 countries for the proposal of India and South Africa for TRIPS exemption in the World Trade Organization. President Cyril Ramaphosa strongly supported PM Modi's talk.
P Harish said that the Prime Minister of Australia also expressed strong support for the TRIPS exemption. There was also a discussion on creating a roadmap to vaccinate the entire global population by doubling vaccine production to take the fight against Corona to a decisive stage. French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke of the need to increase production capacity in Africa. He appealed to India to present its expertise as an important production center globally. PM Modi virtually attended the G-7 summit. On this occasion, the UK told that PM Boris Johnson was disappointed at not being able to personally welcome PM Modi at the conference.
It is worth mentioning that while addressing the G-7 summit, PM Modi called for adopting one earth, one health approach to effectively deal with Corona. PM Modi requested the support of the G-7 countries to give up the patent for the anti-corona vaccine. Not only this, while appealing for global solidarity to stop the epidemic, he called for coordination. It also emphasized the special responsibility of democratic societies. The Prime Minister spoke of India's support for collective efforts to improve global health governance. PM Modi said- Our message to humanity is one earth, one health.