United Nations (UN) secretary general Antonio Guterres lauded countries that are helping others in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking to the media, Guterres’ spokesperson StephaneDujarric said that the UN salutes all the countries that are helping and supporting one another to tackle the global pandemic.
He was responding to a question on Guterres’ reaction to India’s efforts to send medicine and other supplies to other countries amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
“The Secretary General calls for global solidarity in this struggle against the virus, and that means that every country who is in a position to help another country should. And we salute those countries that are doing so,” said Dujarric.
India has sent a huge consignment of medicines to a number of countries to help them in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
On April 15, Seychelles and Mauritius had each received a large consignment of medical supplies from India.
Seyhelles President Danny Faure has expressed his gratitude to Prime Minister NarendraModi for India’s help.
“President Danny Faure has expressed heartfelt gratitude to Prime Minister NarendraModi, his Government and people of India for the generous support extended to Seychelles during this time of crisis. A donation of four tonnes of medical supplies reached Seychelles yesterday, Wednesday 15 April, onboard a chartered Air India flight from New Delhi,” he said.
Mauritius President PravindJugnauth also thanked Modi for his assistance.
“I am very thankful to Prime Minister NarendraModifor the generous donation of medical supplies from the Government of India which reached Mauritius yesterday, Wednesday, April 15, by a special flight of Air India,” he said.