Washington dc [US], May 28 (ANI): Foreign Minister S Jaishankar stressed on Thursday that a stronger India-US health association could be a powerful force in fighting the global COVID-19 pandemic as it meets with business leaders in Washington and discussed India’s priorities and the importance of strengthening critical supply chains and collaboration for the production of vaccines and therapeutic products.
According to the Indian Embassy in the United States, Jaishankar held a wide-ranging conversation with members of the USIBC and the U.S. Global Working Group on Pandemic Relief.
“India’s priorities and the importance of strengthening critical collaboration in supply chains for the production of vaccines and therapeutic products were discussed. He stressed that a stronger health partnership can be a powerful force for fighting the global pandemic, ”India wrote to the United States in a tweet.
“Thank you for the participation of CEOs of U.S. companies from various business sectors, their support of India’s efforts to combat the pandemic, and the strong commitment of U.S. industry to advance trade, investment, and the India-US technology partnership, ”he added in a tweet.
U.S. business leaders also highlighted their continued support to help COVID-19 relief efforts in India, access to vaccines and other ways to build health infrastructure together.
“Productive meeting with EAM @DrSJaishankar, GlobalTaskForce members, @USChamber and @USIBC leadership. Minister Jaishankar was briefed on continued body support to help COVID-19 relief efforts in India, access to vaccines and other ways to build health infrastructure together “. , the US-India Business Council, a business promotion group, tweeted by posting the business roundtable behind closed doors.
Jaishankar is currently on a five-day visit to the United States. Jaishankar arrived in the United States on May 24 and is scheduled to visit many senior officials, including Secretary of State Antony Blinken, during his stay until May 28.
Jaishankar is also scheduled to meet with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Wednesday (local time).
The United States plays a major role in helping India fight COVID-19 virus. It has already supplied large oxygen plants, concentrators, critical medicines like Remdesivir and also raw materials for the vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures Covishield. (ANI)