PressMirchi Saarc nations to hold video conference on coronavirus at 5pm on Sunday

NEW DELHI: The Saarc nations will hold a video conference proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 5pm on Sunday to chalk out a common strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak. “PM @narendramodi will lead India at the video conference of all SAARC member countries, to chalk out a strong common strategy to fight COVID-19…

PressMirchi NEW DELHI: The Saarc nations will hold a video conference proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 5pm on Sunday to chalk out a common strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak. “PM @narendramodi will lead India at the video conference of all SAARC member countries, to chalk out a strong common strategy to fight COVID-19 in the region,” the ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted. Coming together for common good! 15 March, 1700 IST PM @narendramodi will lead India at the video conference of a… https://t.co/rcO5VhsCMd— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) 1584195203000The Prime Minister tweeted that he is confident that the coming together of Saarc nations will lead to effective outcomes and benefit citizens. Timely action for a healthier planet. Tomorrow at 5 PM, leaders of SAARC nations will discuss, via conferencing,… https://t.co/Q7hmN8xcKu— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1584203138000The Prime Minister had on Friday proposed the formulation of a joint strategy by Saarc nations to fight the coronavirus, a suggestion backed by all member states. Calling on SAARC members to set an example for the world, PM Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping and pitched for a video conference among the leaders to chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus, which has killed nearly 5,000 people globally. More on Covid-19His appeal got a prompt response from Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, Bhutanese premier Lotay Tshering, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Afghan government, all of whom welcomed the proposal. Coronavirus outbreak: Latest updatesPakistan’s response to the proposal came late in the night with the country’s Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui saying that the threat of COVID-19 requires coordinated efforts at the global and regional levels. Coronavirus outbreak: Complete coverage”We have communicated that SAPM (Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister) on Health (Zafar Mirza) will be available to participate in the video conference of SAARC member countries on the issue,” she said. In a series of tweets, PM Modi said, “our planet is battling the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. At various levels, governments and people are trying their best to combat it. South Asia, which is home to a significant number of the global population should leave no stone unturned to ensure our people are healthy.” In Video:Coronavirus outbreak: Saarc leaders to hold video conference on March 15
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