In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in Moscow, covering a wide range of bilateral, regional, and international topics.
Moscow: In the midst of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar held talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday in Moscow, covering a wide range of bilateral, regional, and international topics.
The minister of external affairs landed in Moscow on Monday evening. Since the Ukraine conflict started in February, Jaishankar and Lavrov have already had four meetings.
“Today’s meeting is focused on evaluating the status of our bilateral cooperation and sharing viewpoints on the current global scenario and what it means for our respective national interests.” “We would talk about the best ways to accomplish our common objectives,” Jaishankar said at a press conference.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy several times since the beginning of the conflict in February.
“Our governments have maintained healthy contacts and ongoing communication at all levels. In September, Prime Minister Modi and President Putin met in Samarkand, “added Jaishankar. “
On October 4, Modi told Zelensky over the phone that there could be “no military solution” and that India was prepared to support any diplomatic initiatives.
On September 16, during their private meeting in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Modi informed Putin that “today’s era is not one of war.”
India has yet to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine and has insisted that conversation and diplomacy are the only ways to end the problem.
Lavrov stated that, due to the changes, the international community has been experiencing new happenings in several phases. Lavrov said it’s important to compare “our notes, our assessments, integrally on how we are going to work on the goals set by the Russian President and PM of India on the economy, trade, investments, and tech sphere.”