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G20 Meeting: Sitharaman Pitches For Expeditious And Equitable Distribution Of Vaccines To Aid Global Recovery


Feb 17, 2022, 12:31 PM | Updated 12:31 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) 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 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 G20 Indonesia presidency, Sitharaman stressed that it is crucial to address the gaps in global pandemic preparedness and the work of 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 on addressing structural bottlenecks to reduce the pandemic's scarring effects and build resilience.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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