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PM Narendra Modi proposes SAARC fund to combat coronavirus outbreak

Modi suggested SAARC member nations should set up an emergency fund to combat COVID-19, and offered $10 million as India's initial contribution

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Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 



Narendra Modi
SAARC, or South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, has seven member states, but has mostly been dormant, especially over the past six years, because of differences between India and Pakistan

Sharing details of India’s preparedness to prevent and contain the spread of novel (COVID-19), Prime Minister on Sunday told leaders of member countries that India recognised it was “still in an unknown situation” and “cannot predict how the situation will unfold”.

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First Published: Mon, March 16 2020. 01:31 IST

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