FM pitches for expeditious, equitable distribution of vaccines to aid global recovery

Nirmala Sitharaman shared insights on India's policy response to the pandemic and suggested that recovery measures have to be built around a long-term vision.

Published: 17th February 2022 01:14 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th February 2022 01:14 PM   |  A+A-

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  (Photo | PTI)

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday pitched for expeditious and equitable distribution of vaccines to aid global recovery.

She shared insights on India's policy response to the pandemic and suggested that recovery measures have to be built around a long-term vision.

Participating in the first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting under the G20 Indonesia presidency, Sitharaman stressed that it is crucial to address the gaps in global pandemic preparedness and the work of the G20 Joint Finance and Health Task Force should progress in this direction.

"In the first session today, FM talked about the global economic outlook and risks including #inflation, #supply disruptions and new variants of the virus and called for #expeditious and #equitable distribution of vaccines to aid #recovery," a tweet by the Finance Ministry said.

She emphasised addressing structural bottlenecks to reduce the pandemic's scarring effects and build resilience.



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