As the COVID-19 death toll exceeded 30,000 mark in Italy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte. Prime Minister Modi conveyed his condolences to Mr. Giuseppe Conte for the loss of lives in Italy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi further commended the fortitude shown by citizens of Italy during the crisis.
The two leaders discussed the measures required to address the health and economic impact of the pandemic; in their own countries as well as at a global level. They expressed solidarity with each other and appreciated the mutual cooperation extended towards each other’s stranded nationals. Prime Minister Modi assured Giuseppe Conte of India’s unstinted support to Italy; in the provision of essential medicines and other items.
The leaders agreed to continue active consultation and cooperation between both countries to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Moreover, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reiterated his invitation to Prime Minister Modi to visit Italy at a suitable time. Sharing details of the conversation with his Italian counterpart, PM Modi wrote on Twitter that India and Italy will work together for addressing the challenges of the post-COVID world; through ways including the consecutive presidencies of the G-20.