SME Times News Bureau | 01 May, 2020
Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal said on
Friday that India is open to mutually benefitting collaborations with
interested countries as far as the reciprocity in the deal is maintained.
Interacting with foreign missions in New Delhi, through
Video Conference, he welcomed the interested countries who are planning to do
business with India.
The Minister said that India gives the most importance to
‘the fair dealing and the reciprocity’ while signing any multilateral
agreements. This was the reason because of which India didn’t participate in
Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RECP).
He advised that this is the best time to connect digitally
for the planning of a road map for bilateral (or multilateral) agreements.
The Minister appealed to other countries for the
collaborative efforts against the outspread of Coronavirus pandemic.
He said that India is ensuring the safety and well-being of
the foreign nationals currently in India. He thanked them for participating in
9-minute light off, as asked by the PM on April 5.
Goyal said that the recent surveys and studies have proved
that ‘the tough and appropriate role played by the PM of India during the
crisis’ is the best stimulus against the crisis and it has been appreciated in
the country as well as all around the world.
Mentioning about many world leaders including President
Trump congratulating India for exporting medicines, Shri Goyal said that Indian
Pharmaceuticals Industry is playing important role in producing and delivering
medicines not only to India but also for the rest of the world.
Expressing confidence that India will play a leadership role
in the Post- COVID world, he said that India is ensuring that no country will
remain deprived of the essential medicines, especially underdeveloped countries. He assured them that if
any assistance in the form of medicine is required from India, we will try
to fulfill it.
But in the long term, we have to make a quick roadmap for
the sustainable trade of
the pharmacy sector. According to PM, as a global citizen, it is our responsibility to serve
the one in need.
The Minister said that the role of PradhanMantriAyushman
Bharat Scheme is going to be crucial during the pandemic.
He underlined the effectiveness of the immediate nationwide
lockdown with a special reference to the high reduction in the rate of doubling
the cases. Goyal said that during
this crisis, Government is forming long term strategies for the revival of the
country’s economy out of the crisis. He
said that this is a time to identify the true partner for our own countries to
find collaborations in the future.