We Shall Win This Together: PM Modi To President Trump On Coronavirus
Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, left, and U.S President Donald Trump, arrive for a news conference in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg)

We Shall Win This Together: PM Modi To President Trump On Coronavirus

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India will do everything possible to help humanity's fight against Covid-19, responding to U.S. President Donald Trump thanking him for allowing the export of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

HCQ is deemed as a potential preventive drug for the deadly coronavirus.

"We shall win this together," Modi said, responding to a tweet by President Trump.

"Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times like these bring friends closer," he said, adding that the India-US partnership is "stronger than ever".

"India shall do everything possible to help humanity's fight against COVID-19," the prime minster also said.

Also read: Malaria Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Regular Coronavirus Care, Study Finds

Earlier, in a tweet, President Trump had thanked India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ, saying it would not be forgotten.

"Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight," he had said.

Also read: PM Modi Is ‘Great’, Says Donald Trump After India Allows Hydroxychloroquine Exports To U.S.

President Trump and Prime Minister Modi spoke over the phone last week. During the call, Trump had requested Modi to lift the hold on the American order of hydroxychloroquine, of which India is a major producer.

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