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G7 summit: PM Modi clears India's stand on Ukraine; calls for 'dialogue, diplomacy' to resolve conflict

India is looked upon as a solution provider by all which was quite evident by the body language and camaraderie of leaders with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra over PM's visit to G7 summit in Germany.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: June 28, 2022 10:56 IST
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Kruen: Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks during the official welcome ceremony of G7 leaders

Highlights

  • Foreign Secretary Kwatra highlighted that PM Modi has spoken with world leaders on several issues
  • PM Modi has earlier too appealed to both Russia and Ukraine for peace and an end to hostilities
  • He had intervened and had spoken with Putin and suggested that a direct conversation with Ukraine

G7 summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made India's position clear on the Ukraine conflict. According to Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra, at the G7 summit, Prime Minister Modi reiterated that there must be an immediate end to the hostilities and a resolution should be reached by choosing the path of dialogue and diplomacy. 

"On Russia-Ukraine, PM made India's position clear including an immediate end to hostilities; dialogue & diplomacy to resolve the situation," Kwatra said during a press conference while responding to a question on India's stand on the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Foreign Secretary Kwatra also highlighted that PM Modi has spoken with the world leaders on the knockdown effect of the conflict in Eastern Europe on the food security crisis, especially in the vulnerable countries.

"PM also put forward knockdown effect of the conflict on food security crisis, especially on vulnerable countries," Kwatra said.

India is looked upon as a solution provider by all which was quite evident by the body language and camaraderie of leaders with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra over PM's visit to the G7 summit in Germany. 

Russia-Ukraine war: India's stand

Ever since the war started on February 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appealing to both Russia and Ukraine for peace and an end to hostilities.

Earlier, PM Modi intervened and had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin and suggested that a direct conversation between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine may greatly assist the ongoing peace efforts to deal with the ongoing conflict.

PM Modi had also spoken to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and expressed his deep anguish about the loss of life and property due to the ongoing conflict.

PM Modi on June 26-27 attended the G7 summit in Germany, held meetings with world leaders as well as interacted with the Indian diaspora.

During the press conference, Kwatra said, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's presence at the G7 summit showed that India's presence is valued by all and that India is looked upon as a solution provider by all. You would have seen the body language and camaraderie of leaders with our PM."

In an instance of bonhomie between the leaders of the two largest democracies of the world that caught the eye of viewers, US President Joe Biden walked up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to greet him at the venue of the Group of Seven (G7) summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany on Monday.

India is among the five partner countries invited to attend the G7 summit. 

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed the prime minister at Schloss Elmau, ahead of the G7 summit.

(With inputs from ANI)

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