Prime Minister Narendra Modi was right to say that time is not for war, French President Emmanuel Macron said at the ongoing 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
“Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India is right in saying that time is not for war. It is not for revenge against the West, or to oppose the West against the East. It is a collective time for the sovereignty of we he said.
This statement relates to a conversation between Prime Minister Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, where the former said, “Today’s era is not about war and I have talked to you about it in my life. call. Today we will have the opportunity to talk about how we can make progress on the path of peace. India and Russia have been together for several decades.”
The Prime Minister stated this during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
“We have talked on the phone many times about India-Russia bilateral relations and various issues. We should find a way to solve the problems of food, fuel security and fertilizer. I would like to thank Russia and Ukraine for helping us evacuate students from Ukraine,” PM Modi added.
Responding to Prime Minister Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he knows India’s position on the Ukraine conflict and “we want all this to end as soon as possible”.
“I know about your stance on the Ukraine conflict. I know about your concerns. We want all this to end as soon as possible,” Putin said.
“But on the other hand, the Ukrainian leadership has stated … that they refuse to participate in the negotiation process. They say that they want to achieve their goals, as they say, on the military battlefield. We’ll keep a close eye on everything that’s happening there,” he added.
“The rare reproach shows that the 69-year-old Russian is under extraordinary pressure from all sides,” the Post said.
Putin said that the relationship between Russia and India is of the nature of a privileged strategic partnership and continues to develop very rapidly.
“We are actively participating in international forums. We are discussing international issues. Sometimes these issues are not very good news …”, he said.
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