G7 Summit (Hiroshima): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that he sees the current situation in Ukraine as an issue of humanity and human values rather than politics or economy. PM Modi called upon countries to respect international law, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Addressing the G7 working session in Hiroshima, PM Modi strongly advocated raising voice collectively against unilateral attempts to change the status quo. PM Modi said that any tension and dispute should be resolved peacefully through dialogue.
The Prime Minister also referred to his talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday and reiterated that India will do whatever is possible to resolve the conflict. Zelensky called for global support to defend himself against Russian aggression. The focus of the three-day G7 summit was the ongoing Ukraine-Russia war.
#WATCH | PM Narendra Modi attends Working Session 8- ‘Toward a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous World’ at the G7 Summit in Japan’s Hiroshima pic.twitter.com/YGYtU554zw
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PM Modi invoked Buddha
Prime Minister Modi also invoked Buddha and said that there is no such problem in the modern age whose solution cannot be found in his teachings. Citing the example of Buddha, he said that enmity is pacified by affinity and in this spirit we should move forward together with all. Today we heard from President Zelensky. I met him yesterday also. I do not consider the current situation as an issue of politics or economy. I believe it is an issue of humanity, an issue of human values.
the only way of dialogue and diplomacy
On the situation in Ukraine, PM Modi said that we have said from the beginning that dialogue and diplomacy is the only way. We will do whatever is possible to resolve the situation, whatever can be done from India. PM Modi said that all countries should respect the United Nations Charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. The Prime Minister’s remarks came against the backdrop of the lingering border row with China in eastern Ladakh and Russia’s aggression on Ukraine.
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