Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the India-Japan special strategic and global partnership could help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID world.
The prime minister made these remarks on Twitter after speaking with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak.
“Had a fruitful discussion with my friend, Japanese PM @abeshinzo, about the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership can help develop new technologies and solutions for the post-COVID world – for our peoples, for the Indo-Pacific region, and for the world,” he said.
Prime Minister Abe had recently declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the spread of the killer virus.
Modi also spoke with Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on the coronavirus issue.
“Spoke today with Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri @kpsharmaoli. We discussed the prevailing situation due to COVID-19,” Modi tweeted.
“I appreciate the determination of the people of Nepal to fight this challenge. We stand in solidarity with Nepal in our common fight against COVID-19,” the Prime minister said.