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piyush goyal: Countries should share Covid vaccines liberally with those in dire need: Piyush Goyal

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PTIGoyal said that India was fighting the second wave of Covid-19 “boldly”. Union minister for commerce and industry Piyush Goyal on Wednesday urged countries to share Covid-19 vaccines liberally with those who are in dire need of it.

Goyal’s comments come at a time when India is facing a shortage of Covid-19 vaccines, recently having allowed inoculations for the 18-44 age group.

Before May 1st, the government had prioritised vaccinations for those above 45 years of age.

Speaking at the World Economic Forum’s Global Trade Outlook Session, Goyal called for expeditious consensus building, transfer of technology and availability of the raw materials to help overcome the crisis of Covid-19.

Goyal said that with enhanced manufacturing and supply of vaccines, India would be at the forefront in supporting the Least Developed Countries and other developing nations in this hour of need.

Goyal today said that India feels much more comfortable in launching negotiations for a balanced, ambitious, comprehensive, and mutually beneficial agreement on trade and investment protection.


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