The South Asian Association for Regional Coorperation (SAARC) leaders gathered in a video conference meeting putting in their efforts to stop the pandemic’s further attack.
The SAARC countries held a video conference on Sunday to discuss the novel corona that has spread to more than half the world. Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sgeikh Hasina, Bhutan Prine Minister Lotay Tshering, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Nepal Prime Minsiter KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi joined in the conference on Sunday.
As the conference proceeded, Indian PM Modi suggested an initiative to raise an emergency fund towards the Corona preventive measures. As an initiative he also offered an amount of $10 milion as an emergency fund. He also suggested that these fund can be used by any countries in need provided that they are in any of the emergency situation. He propounded the act of “collaboration not confusion, prepation not panic.”
Modi also offered to provide a set of doctors and testing kits to be used when needed in any urgent scenario. Also he announced that online training capsules will be available for any emergency responce teams.
As the conference progressed, each country representatives put forward the challenges faced in their own countries. Modi also suggested to have an unexpected meet on Friday for the further discussion on the serious issue.