Modi And Putin Converse Over Cellphone PM Says India Favours Dialogue Diplomacy On Ukraine


Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, throughout which he reiterated India’s long-standing place on the Ukraine state of affairs, favouring dialogue and diplomacy.

“Within the context of the continuing battle in Ukraine, PM Modi reiterated his name for dialogue and diplomacy as the one approach ahead, in his dialog with Russian President Putin,” the PMO stated in an announcement.

The event comes days after reviews surfaced that India “cancelled” an annual in-person summit of PM Modi with Putin this yr resulting from his veiled threats to make use of nuclear weapons within the Ukraine warfare.

Nevertheless, Reuters quoted a authorities official as saying that the choice to not maintain a summit was taken a lot earlier and that the nuclear angle was not an element.

Putin visited New Delhi in December final yr for the twenty first India–Russia annual summit, which is the very best institutionalized dialogue mechanism within the strategic partnership between the 2 international locations.

In September this yr, Modi and Putin met on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, and have spoken on the cellphone various occasions this yr, together with with regards to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Through the summit, Modi advised Putin on the sidelines that this period was “not an period of warfare”.

On Friday, each the leaders reviewed bilateral cooperation in areas of power, commerce and defence and safety throughout a telephonic dialog.

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PM Modi additionally briefed the Russian president on India’s ongoing Presidency of G-20 and highlighted its key priorities.

“Following up on their assembly in Samarkand on the sidelines of the SCO summit, the 2 leaders reviewed a number of points of the bilateral relationship, together with power cooperation, commerce and investments, defence and safety cooperation, and different key areas,” the PMO stated.

“The prime minister briefed President Putin on India’s ongoing Presidency of the G-20, highlighting its key priorities. He additionally regarded ahead to each international locations working collectively throughout India’s Chairship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO),”the assertion additional stated.

The 2 leaders agreed to stay in common contact.

(With inputs from companies)

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