India assures Italy of “unstinted support” in supplying essential medicines
Prime Minister Modi and his Italian counterpart Conte have agreed to continue active consultation and cooperation between India and Italy, to further strengthen bilateral relations
India has assured Italy, the first European country to fall in the devastative grip of Covid-19 with 217,185 confirmed cases and 30,201 deaths, of its “unstinted support” in the supply of essential medicines and other items.
This assurance, according to a release from the Ministry of External Affairs, came following the telephonic talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte on Friday.
During the talks, as per the statement, Prime Minister Modi conveyed his condolences for the loss of lives in Italy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He commended the fortitude shown by citizens of Italy during the crisis.
“The two leaders discussed the measures required to address the health and economic impact of the pandemic in their own countries as well as at a global level. They expressed solidarity with each other and appreciated the mutual cooperation extended towards each other’s stranded nationals,” said the MEA statement.
The leaders agreed to continue active consultation and cooperation between India and Italy, to further strengthen bilateral relations.
The Prime Minister of Italy reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Italy at a suitable time.