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India has recognized the importance of universal immunization: Nirmala Sitharaman

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Nirmala Sitharaman underlines the importance of universal access to vaccination

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unanimously agreed with her G20 counterparts to avoid premature withdrawal of support measures to ensure a sustained recovery from the pandemic and maintain financial stability. On his part, he underlined the importance of universal vaccination to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

4. Participation inth At the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG) meeting in Washington on Wednesday during the IMF-World Bank annual meeting, Ms Sitharaman said to overcome the crisis, ensuring equal access to vaccines for all of them there was one. key challenges.

He suggested that maintaining support, building resilience and increasing productivity should be policy goals.

Various issues related to global economic recovery, pandemic support to vulnerable countries, global health, climate action and international taxation were also discussed in the FMCBG meeting.

Also in his remarks at the plenary meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF, he said that India recognizes the importance of universal immunization in containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

He also said that the wide gap in vaccination coverage between low-income countries and advanced countries is a matter of concern.

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