Health and humanitarian crisis in India
Europe and India have strong historic and economic ties and a tradition of close cooperation and mutual support that dates back many centuries. The European business community is extremely concerned by the recent COVID-19 developments in India and the extremely challenging health and humanitarian situation the country and its citizens are confronted with.
BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz said: "The health and humanitarian crisis that India is experiencing due to the exponential increase in COVID-19 infections is of great concern to us. This pandemic is a global challenge that needs global answers. If we are not able collectively to control the spread of the virus it will remain a huge risk for lives and economies around the world. As European business we stand behind all efforts, including those of our governments, in supporting India and its citizens to fight the pandemic and improve the health situation in the country. The companies we represent are ready to contribute to this effort making available supplies that India needs to overcome this difficult and challenging situation. The EU-India Summit on 8th May and the B7 Summit hosted by the CBI on 11th and 12th May will be crucial moments to show solidarity and strong support to our Indian friends in a moment of need.”