Pakistan responds over Indian PM Narendra Modi’s offer regarding SAARC Video conference

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Pakistan responds over Indian PM Narendra Modi’s offer regarding SAARC Video conference

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan responds over Indian PM Narendra Modi’s offer regarding SAARC Video conference.

Pakistan said on Friday that it will participate in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed video conference of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member nations on ways to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said that Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister on Health Zafar Mirza will be part of the video conference.

“We have communicated that SAPM [Special Assistant to Pakistani Prime Minister] on Health [Zafar Mirza] will be available to participate in the video conference of SAARC member countries on the issue,” she said in a tweet.

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The threat of #COVID link requires coordinated efforts at global and regional level. We have communicated that SAPM on Health will be available to participate in the video conference of #SAARC link member countries on the issue.

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Modi had reached out to leaders of SAARC member nations on Friday and suggested a video conference to come up with a strategy link contain the rapidly-spreading disease.

“Our planet is battling the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus,” Modi had tweeted.

“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.”