A key message from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Russian President Vladimir Putin was echoedthe G-20 communique in Bali: “The era of today must not be one of war.”
The prime minister of India said, “now is not the time for war”, in a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand in September this year.
During this year, we have also witnessed the war in Ukraine negatively impacting the global economy, according to the G-20 communique. Discussions were held on the issue. Our positions were reaffirmed in other fora, including the UN Security Council and the UN General Assembly, which adopted Resolution No. As adopted by a majority vote (141 votes for, 5 against, 35 abstentions, 12 absent) on 2 March 2022, ES-11/1 condemns the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and demands its withdrawal from
“Most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine and stressed it is causing immense human suffering and exacerbating existing vulnerabilities in the global economy — which is limiting growth, increasing inflation, disrupting supply chains, escalating energy and food insecurity, and increasing financial stability risks,” said the report.
It said, “There were other views and different assessments of the situation and sanctions” about Russian and Chinese views. Security issues can significantly affect the global economy, even though the G20 is not the place to resolve security issues.”
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A key component of maintaining peace and stability is upholding international law and the multilateral system. As part of this, the United Nations must defend all the purposes and principles enshrined in itsadhere to international humanitarian law, which includes protecting civilians and infrastructure during armed conflicts. It is inadmissible to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons. Efforts to resolve conflicts peacefully, efforts to deal with crises, and diplomacy and dialogue are all essential. Today’s era must not war.”
The Foreign Secretary of India, Vinay Kwatra, expressed his opinion that India played a key role in the successful negotiations of the outcomeboth during the Prime Minister’s interventions during the summit, as well as during the negotiations of the outcome document.
Throughout the whole range of issues negotiated in the outcome document, the Indian approach was constructive, cooperative, and consensus-building.
“There is no doubt that the outcome document was negotiated in a particular global context, and that context was mentioned in the outcome document itself as well as during negotiations; here, I would say that the message of the Prime Minister that this is not the era of war was quite effective, And theway to return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy, to resolve the conflict resonated very deeply across all the delegations and helped bridge the gap across different parties and contributed to the successful outcome of the document.”