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Readout of HHS Secretary Becerra’s Bilateral Meeting with Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare

May 7, 2021

Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra met with Indian Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan to discuss the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in India and reaffirm strong U.S. support to India in this time of crisis. 

Their meeting highlighted the strong relationship between the United States and India. The U.S.- India bilateral relationship in health, one of the oldest and most successful aspects of the wider U.S.- India relationship, continues to be a major link between the two nations, cutting across several sectors.  Secretary Becerra and Minister Vardhan remarked that the U.S.-India bilateral cooperation on COVID-19, which builds on this strong foundation, has been crucial not only for the health of our two countries, but critical to the global response as well.

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