Modi, Putin discuss coronavirus pandemic over telephonic conversation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation today with the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin.

The two leaders discussed the global situation in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister conveyed his good wishes for early recovery of all those suffering from the disease in Russia and expressed the hope that Russia's efforts, led by President Putin, to fight the disease would be successful.

President Putin conveyed to the Prime Minister his good wishes for the success of measures adopted in India to combat COVID-19.

The two leaders agreed on further consultation and cooperation in adequately addressing all challenges faced by this major global crisis, including those pertaining to health, medicine, scientific research, humanitarian matters and impact on global economy.

They stressed the significance of international cooperation for unitedly fighting COVID-19, including within the framework of G20.