Washington: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India after the government sanctioned export of 29 million doses of hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug believed effective in the treatment of coronavirus.
Trump said that extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends.
Taking to Twitter he said, “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!”
“I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it,” Trump later told reporters at his daily White House news conference on coronavirus on Wednesday.
About 30 countries requested India for the exportation of HCQ and the government on Tuesday said it will allow limited exports of the key drug to “nations that have been badly affected” by the pandemic.