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COVID-19 : PM Modi discusses pandemic with Irish counterpart


New Delhi, (UNI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on Wednesday discussed the current situation arising due to Novel Coronavirus and the steps being taken by both the countries to control it's health and economic impact. 

Mr Varadkar appreciated the role being played by Indian origin doctors and nurses in fighting the infection in his country. 

Mr Modi thanked him for the care and support being extended to the Indian citizens present in Ireland and promised to similarly facilitate Irish citizens in India. 

The two leaders agreed that India and Ireland can leverage their strengths in the pharmaceutical and medical fields to contribute to the global fight against the pandemic, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement here. 

They also deliberated on the potential for strengthening India's cooperation with Ireland, as well as with the European Union, in the post-COVID context. 

The leaders agreed to remain in touch and consult each other on the evolving dimensions of the crisis. 


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