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Suga and Modi call for unity in democracy to combat COVID-19

Indian PM proposes new Buddhist library to 'guide world against challenges'

Former Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at the conference in Tokyo. (Source photos by Karina Nooka) 

TOKYO -- Cooperation among democratic countries that share values of diversity and tolerance is required to combat economic and social problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Asian political leaders stressed at an international conference on Monday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed establishing a library of traditional Buddhist literature in India by gathering digital copies of documents found in monasteries around the world to serve as a "platform for research and dialogue."

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