Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro in his address to the nation thanked PM Modi for the ‘timely assistance’ by helping Brazil with Hydroxychroloquine.
“As an outcome of my direct conversation with Indian PM, we’ll receive, raw materials to continue our production of Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19”, he said.
“I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian people for this very timely assistance to the Brazilian people,” he added.
This comes after US President Donald Trump expressed his gratitude to India and the Indian people for the decision on Hydroxychloroquine exports and said this it ‘will not be forgotten’
Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
Bolsonaro, earlier in a letter to PM Modi invoked the Ramayana and Lord Hanuman to convey a message of cooperation to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Diplomatic sources had told NewsMobile, that the Brazilian President had communicated to PM Modi that both Brazil and India will overcome the crisis posed by COVID-19, the same way Lord Hanuman brought medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana.
Earlier, on April 4, PM Modi had a telephonic conversation with President Bolsonaro and conveyed his condolences on the loss of lives in Brazil due to COVID-19. The two leaders had stressed the significance of close cooperation between India and Brazil, bilaterally as well as in the multilateral institutional framework, to mitigate the grave crises.