Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte held a telephonic conversation on June 9.
In the telephonic call both the leaders discussed the steps being taken by both the Governments to address the challenges being faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Supreme leaders also expressed appreciation and gratitude for the cooperation extended to ensure the welfare of their citizens in each other’s territory.
They also expressed gratitude for the cooperation extended for the reparation of stranded citizens to their home country. The leaders expressed their satisfaction pertaining to augmenting bilateral ties between the two countries and the enhancement of defence cooperation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the conversation emphasised that India sees the Philippines as a vital partner in the Indo-Pacific Region.
President of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte praised India for maintaining supply of essential pharmaceutical products to the Philippines.
Prime Minister assured President Duterte of India’s commitment to support the Philippines in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also conveyed his best wishes to President Duterte and the people of the Philippines for the forthcoming National Day of the Philippines.