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PM Modi speaks to S Africa President Ramaphosa over Covid-19 management

Both leaders spoke to each other on Thursday evening with the key focus being on the covid pandemic and cooperation on the Covid vaccines

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the release of financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6,10,000 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) through video conferencing, in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the release of financial assistance of around Rs 2,691 crores to 6,10,000 lakh beneficiaries in Uttar Pradesh, under Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin (PMAY-G) through video conferencing, in New Delhi

Prime Minister had a telephone conversation on Thursday with South African President Matemela Cyril Ramaphosa, about the measures New Delhi and Pretoria are taking to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Spoke to President Cyril Ramaphosa about the measures India and are taking to fight the COVID-19 pandemic domestically and internationally. India's capacity to produce medicines and vaccines is supporting the efforts of many nations, including our friends in Africa," the Prime Minister tweeted.

According to a release by the Prime Minister's Office, the two leaders also discussed possibilities of collaboration between India and in various international fora, to facilitate access and affordability of vaccines and medicines, it stated further.

"The leaders agreed that officials of both countries would remain in touch over the coming days to exchange experiences and explore the potential for collaborative efforts against the pandemic," the release read.

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First Published: Fri, February 05 2021. 06:53 IST
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