The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he said that India will help the world in a fight against COVID-19.
The WHO said “Thank you for your commitment to solidarity, Flag of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Only together, by mobilizing our forces and resources jointly for the common good, can we end the COVID-19 pandemic.”
PM Modi, while addressing UNGA on Saturday, said that “India is proud of the fact that it is one of the Founding Members of the United Nations. On this historic occasion, I have come to this global platform to share the sentiments of 1.3 billion people of India: PM Modi addresses the United Nations, General Assembly.”
“If we were to make an objective assessment of the performance of the UN over the last 75 years, we see several stellar achievements. But at the same time, there are also several instances that point to the need for a serious introspection of the work of the United Nations,” he added.
The Prime Minister also said that “Over the last 8 to 9 months, the whole world has been battling the pandemic of the Coronavirus. Where is the United Nations in this joint fight against the pandemic? Where is its effective response?”
“Reform in the responses, in the processes, and in the very character of the UN is the need of the hour. It is a fact that the faith & respect that the UN enjoys among the 1.3 billion people in India is unparalleled,” PM Modi said.
He said that “Even during these very difficult times of the raging pandemic, the pharmaceutical industry of India has sent essential medicines to more than 150 countries.”
“As the largest vaccine producing country in the world, I want to give one more assurance to the global community today. India’s vaccine production and delivery capacity will be used to help all humanity in fighting this crisis,” he said.