Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) will talk about college students’ points with authorities
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) on Thursday stated it’s conscious of the challenges being confronted by the Indian college students who’re unable to journey to overseas international locations to pursue their research as a result of restrictions put in place to curb the unfold of COVID-19 and is taking on the problem with the governments involved on precedence.
At a web-based media briefing, MEA Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated the ministry, in keeping with the federal government’s insurance policies and priorities, has been working actively to guard the pursuits of the Indians residing overseas — be it for training, employment or different causes.
“We are aware of the challenges being faced by the Indian students who are unable to join or return to foreign countries to pursue their studies. We have been taking this issue up with the governments concerned on priority. We have also requested the students facing difficulties to contact the MEA,” he stated.
To a separate query on vaccine provide from the US, Bagchi stated the US administration has introduced that it’ll donate a primary tranche of 25 million (2.5 crore) doses of Covid vaccines to recognized international locations.
“On June 3, US Vice President Kamala Harris called the prime minister (Narendra Modi) on the phone to confirm that India will be among the recipient countries. We are awaiting the details about the exact quantity and type of vaccines to be given to India and the timelines for the same,” he stated.
As India was dealing with a speedy enhance within the variety of coronavirus circumstances, the US despatched six planeloads of life-saving provides in assist of the nation’s battle in opposition to the pandemic. To a different query on whether or not individuals vaccinated with Covaxin or Sputnik V, which should not have the WHO approval, will face difficulties in travelling overseas, Mr Bagchi stated, “We are aware that Bharat Biotech has sought the WHO emergency-use listing for Covaxin. We hope that the process of getting this approval is completed at an early date.”
“I understand that Sputnik V has also applied for the WHO emergency-use listing…and getting emergency-use listing for Covaxin would help this process,” he stated.
Requested about media studies that the Maldivian president has stated no resolution has been taken to permit India to open a consulate in Addu metropolis whereas the Union Cupboard has already accepted the proposal for it, Mr Bagchi stated, “I am not going to comment on media reports. We do not see any room for any controversy in this. The opening of any post or consulate is always done in consultation with the host government.”
The Union Cupboard final month accepted the opening of a brand new consulate within the Maldivian metropolis of Addu, in reflection of the significance India attaches to its ties with the strategically-located island nation.