PM Modi gave a message of One Earth One Health in the G7 Summit: Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi gave the message of One earth One health on Saturday in his virtual address to the outreach session of the G7 summit. The session was titled as ‘Building Back Stronger – Health’ . It was focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. It was also based on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. As per the government sources, the message by Indian Prime Minister received immediate support from the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
As per a statement given by PMO, “He highlighted India’s ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society. He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India’s willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries,” PM Modi also expressed his gratitude for G7. He expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries when the country was facing the deadly second wave of Covid 19. Many countries helped India fighting the deadly second wave that occured at beginning of this year. He also expressed India’s commitment to support endeavours collectively to improve global health governance as per sources.
Modi virtually joined the leaders of G7, who assembled at Cornwall in South West England for a summit of the bloc. G7 nations comprise 7 nations that are Japan, United States, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The European Union is non enumerated member of bloc. Although India is not a part of G7 nations, PM was invited by his counterpart in the United Kingdom i.e. Boris Johnson to attend the outreach session held on the sideline of the summit. He articulated the “One Earth, One Health” mantra for global cooperation to fight the Covid-19 pandemic as well as future pandemics.
PM Modi also sought the support from G7 for the proposal moved at the World Trade Organization (WTO) by India and South Africa. The Proposal was for a TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) waiver on technologies related to Covid. PM Modi also had a similar discussion related to TRIPS waiver with the prime minister of Australia Scott Morrison. PM conveyed him and got a strong support from him on this issue. He called for global unity, leadership and solidarity among each nation and also pemphasised the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to prevent such pandemics in future.
Four priority areas were outlined by the United Kingdom for summit. These include leading global recovery from Covid, promoting fair trade, tackling climate change and championing open societies. Although, PM decided not to attend the summit in person in view of the pandemic situation in the country. He decided to join it virtually and he attended a session on Saturday virtually where he gave the message of One Earth One Health. He will virtually address two sessions of the summit today also.