New Delhi: As the coronavirus cases are on the rise worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday had a telephonic conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron. Also Read - PM Modi’s Mother Heeraben Modi Donates Rs 25000 From Her Personal Savings to PM-CARES Fund

Prime Minister’s Office in a statement said that PM Modi expressed his condolences to President Macron for the loss of lives in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read - ‘This is wonderful’: Ivanka Trump Thanks PM Modi For Sharing Yoga Video During Lockdown

Both the leaders discussed domestic and international aspects of the crisis and underlined importance of global collaboration and solidarity. On phone, both the leaders agreed that expert teams of both countries would actively share information on measures to prevent spread of COVID19. Also Read - ‘Migrant Workers, Students Cannot be Left in Destitute’: Kamal Nath Writes to PM Modi For Help

As per updates from the PMO, the two leaders underlined the importance of not losing sight of other global concerns like climate change, which impact humanity as a whole. They also discussed on the need for devoting special attention to the needs of less-developed countries, including those in Africa, during the present crisis.

Moreover, Macron appreciated Modi’s suggestion that the practice of yoga offers a convenient means of ensuring mental and physical well-being in the time of lockdown.