White House confirms to ship first tranche of 100 ventilators to India

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The US President confirmed about shipping the first tranche of 100 ventilators to India the next week, during a conference call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, confirmed by The White House.


Donald Trump spoke with PM Modi on Tuesday and “the two leaders discussed the G-7 (summit), the Covid-19 response, and regional security issues”, it said.


“The president was happy to announce that the United States would be ready to ship the first tranche of 100 donated ventilators to India next week,” the White House said in readout of the call.


Earlier in the day, PM Modi in a series of tweets said that he had a warm and productive conversation with Trump.


“We discussed his plans for the US Presidency of G-7, the COVID-19 pandemic, and many other issues,” he said.


“The richness and depth of India-US consultations will remain an important pillar of the post-Covid global architecture,” PM Modi tweeted.


Donald Trump spoke about the US presidency of the Group of seven, and conveyed his desire to expand the ambit of the grouping beyond the existing membership, to include other important countries including India.

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