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PM Modi proposes SAARC nations to chalk out ‘strong strategy’ against Coronavirus

March 13, 2020

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday suggested SAARC nations chalk out a strong strategy in the fight against Coronavirus, which has engulfed the whole world and has been declared as a pandemic by the WHO.

“I would like to propose that the leadership of SAARC nations chalk out a strong strategy to fight Coronavirus. We could discuss, via video conferencing, ways to keep our citizens healthy. Together, we can set an example to the world, and contribute to a healthier planet,” the PM tweeted.

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

If PM Modi’s suggestions are accepted by all SAARC nations, the premier can soon be seen video conferencing with the heads of the SAARC nations including Pakistan.

In another tweet, the PM emphasised how the planet was battling the virus and that South Asia has to pull up its socks.

“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,” PM Modi tweeted.

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