S Jaishankar | What you describe as aid, we call friendship: Jaishankar bats for international partnerships to fight COVID-19

S Jaishankar


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New Delhi: Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, on Wednesday stated that COVID-19 is a shared drawback for the world and added that what’s known as ‘help’, is ‘friendship’. 

“When it got here to medicines, we gave HCQ to US, Singapore, European international locations. We gave vaccines to some international locations. What you describe as help, we name friendship,” Jaishankar instructed information company ANI on the reported shift in coverage of receiving help from international international locations.

Jaishankar additional stated {that a} international pandemic akin to COVID-19 requires a world effort and previously,  India has contributed to that international effort. 

My persons are going via a really tough part…: Jaishankar

“I believe this sort of help…these sort of arguments are type of point-scoring. I believe folks aren’t connecting conceptually with the issue…Once I take a look at the state of affairs in Delhi, I’ll do every thing in my energy to assist folks… For me, I’ve one goal, my persons are going via a really tough part on this second wave of COVID19, and as a international minister I’ll do every thing which I’ve gathered through the years to assist my folks,” he additional added.

The Exterior Affairs Minister stated that worldwide partnerships come into being for such instances and elaborated that on Tuesday, his assembly with Antony Blinken was on options in India and overseas with vaccine because the central level of dialogue. 

The Overseas Minister’s views got here whilst help has been pouring in from the US, UK and different international locations as India faces a second and extra extreme wave of COVID-19. Thus far, 5 flights of medical gear, oxygen gear and COVID-19-related materials has been obtained from the US.

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