On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his demand for Ukraine to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy, saying the G20 countries should demonstrate "concrete and collective will" to ensure world peace and security.
Bali: On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed his demand for Ukraine to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy, saying the G20 countries should demonstrate “concrete and collective will” to ensure world peace and security.
Speaking at the first working session of the G20 Summit in Bali, which was focused on food and energy security, Modi added that since multilateral institutions like the United Nations (UN) have failed, it is up to the grouping of the world’s 20 largest economies to establish a new global order for the post-Covid-19 era.
The G20 leaders have assembled for a two-day summit in the Indonesian resort island of Bali, in the midst of severe disagreements over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Western leaders such as US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have said they will use the summit to denounce Russia’s actions and to strengthen international support to oppose the war.
“I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine,” Modi said in his address, speaking in Hindi.
He stressed that India’s G20 presidency, which starts in December, will focus on finding a solution to the Ukraine problem.
“To ensure international peace, harmony, and security, we urgently need to demonstrate tangible and unified determination.” “I’m sure we’ll all agree to send a clear message of peace to the globe when the G20 meeting in the sacred land of Buddha and Gandhi is held next year,” he remarked.
India has continuously advocated for an end to hostilities and a return to the road of diplomacy and engagement while refraining from publicly criticising Russia’s invasion. PM Modi, who has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy several times, has also advised direct talks between the two leaders.