From left PM Scott Morrison, PM Narendra Modi, President Joe Biden, PM Yoshihide Suga. (Photo: AP)
PM Modi in America: PM Modi also discussed with Kamala Harris, the first woman Vice President of America on Friday. Even during that time, the issue of vaccination and corona virus was raised between the two sides.
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Washington. The heads of state of India, USA, Australia and Japan personally attended the Quad meeting for the first time. The biggest issues discussed during the summit were Kovid-19 (COVID-19), Vaccine against Coronavirus, H-1B visa. In the talks held at the White House in Washington, the capital of the United States of America, the four countries also discussed about strengthening trade and economic ties. Even before the important meeting of the Quad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had bilateral talks with both his counterparts including US President Joe Biden.
PM Modi also had a discussion with Kamala Harris, America’s first woman Vice President on Friday. Even during that time, the issue of vaccination and corona virus was raised between the two sides. Harris had described India’s role in the matter of vaccine as very important. At the same time, he also praised India for its decision to restart vaccine exports against Kovid-19.
Take a look at these 5 big things that happened in the meeting…
On the request of Quad, PM Modi said that India will provide 8 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine prepared by Biological E. These doses will be ready by October and will be included in the decision to export the vaccine.
Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said, ‘We were preparing an MoU on Health and Biomedical Sciences. It is a document, which provides cooperation in the field of health among all. This includes things like pandemic preparedness, biomedical research to avoid future epidemics.
The Quad leaders said that through the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Japan will work with India to improve a significant investment of $100 million in the health sector related to Kovid-19. This includes vaccines and drugs used in treatment.
During the meeting, PM Modi proposed uniform rules of travel, including mutual recognition of the Kovid-19 vaccine certificate. All the Quad leaders considered it.
In a joint statement issued by the Quad countries, it was said that as Quad countries, we pledge to donate 120 crore vaccines to the world in addition to COVAX.