PM Modi Tells Putin Dialogue, Diplomacy Solely Approach Ahead On Ukraine Battle

PM Modi Tells Putin Dialogue, Diplomacy Only Way Forward On Ukraine War

The leaders agreed to stay in common contact with one another.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi right this moment known as upon Russian President Vladimir Putin, and reiterated his name for dialogue and diplomacy as “the one manner ahead” within the ongoing battle in Ukraine, the federal government mentioned. The 2 leaders spoke over a cellphone name.

Following up on their assembly in Samarkand on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit, the 2 leaders additionally reviewed a number of elements of the bilateral relationship, together with power cooperation, commerce and investments, defence and safety cooperation, and different key areas, the PM’s workplace mentioned.

The Prime Minister additionally briefed President Putin on India’s ongoing Presidency of the G-20, highlighting its key priorities.  

“He additionally seemed ahead to each international locations working collectively throughout India’s Chairship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation,” the media launch from the PM’s workplace mentioned.

The leaders agreed to stay in common contact with one another.

PM Modi had earlier in his message to Russia, in an try and de-escalate tensions, mentioned that “right this moment’s period isn’t of warfare”, incomes vast reward from the West which noticed it as a “public rebuke” to Russia. The PM’s anti-war message additionally discovered a point out in a declaration by leaders of the G20 summit gathered in Indonesia’s Bali final month.

Russia had, nonetheless, accused the West of cherry-picking from India’s stand, whereas staying mum on issues that put them in a spot — like India’s huge improve in crude oil imports from Russia in opposition to repeated appeals by the West, and in addition Ukraine.

Russia’s Ambassador to India Denis Alipov had mentioned the remarks have been in step with India’s place on the difficulty.

“The West makes use of solely these quotes that go well with them whereas ignoring different components,” he had mentioned.

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