No winner in Russia-Ukraine conflict, says PM Modi in Germany

Russia-Ukraine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India stands on the side of peace on Monday, saying that India believes there will be no winner in the Russia-Ukraine confrontation and that everyone will lose.

Modi said at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz that India has advocated for an immediate suspension of hostilities since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis and that discussions are the only way to settle the conflict.

“We feel that no one will emerge victorious from this conflict and that everyone will incur losses.” As a result, we’re on the side of peace,” he explained about India’s stand on the Russia-Ukraine war.

“Oil prices are increasing as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, there is a lack of food grains and fertilizers, and as a result, every household in the globe is burdened,” he stated.

The Russia-Ukraine war will impact poor countries

According to Mr. Modi, the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on developing and poor countries will be far greater. He also stated that India is concerned about the conflict’s humanitarian implications. Mr. Scholz, for one, claimed that Russia had attacked Ukraine in violation of the UN Charter. He also stated that he has sent an invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the G-7 summit in Germany.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin earlier on Monday, and the two discussed the whole gamut of bilateral cooperation, including boosting commerce and strengthening cultural links.

Mr. Modi arrived in Berlin on Monday morning, the first stop of his three-nation European tour, which also includes stops in Denmark and France. The visit takes place in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, which has brought much of Europe together in opposition to Russia.

When Prime Minister Modi arrived in Berlin for negotiations, Chancellor Scholz gave him a ceremonial greeting at the Federal Chancellery. On the forecourt of the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, he received the Guard of Honour.

Before the delegation-level meetings, the two leaders had a quick chat. “Strengthening India-Germany collaboration.” In Berlin, Prime Minister @narendramodi and Chancellor Scholz meet. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted, “@Bundeskanzle.”

This is Prime Minister Modi’s first meeting with Mr. Scholz, who took office as German Chancellor in December 2021. “In Berlin, talks between Prime Minister @narendramodi and Chancellor Scholz are continuing. Both leaders are looking at the whole gamut of bilateral connections between India and Germany, including ways to boost commerce and strengthen cultural links. The PMO tweeted, “@Bundeskanzler.”

Both leaders are anticipated to share their perspectives on strategic, regional, and global issues.

“Prime Minister @narendramodi and Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz have begun bilateral talks.” This is Chancellor Scholz’s first engagement after taking office in December 2021. The momentum of high-level exchanges with our Strategic Partner continues,” said Arindam Bagchi, a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs.

The 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations were co-chaired by Mr. Modi and Mr. Scholz (IGC). IGC was established in 2011 as a one-of-a-kind biennial framework for the two governments to collaborate on a wide range of bilateral problems. The IGC will bring together a large number of ministers from both sides.

The meeting also included External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. According to the MEA, the 6th IGC will deepen the strategic alliance between India and Germany. Mr. Modi’s visit to Germany is his fifth since becoming Prime Minister. In April 2018, July 2017, May 2017, and April 2015, he visited a European country.

Mr. Modi stated in his departure statement that his journey to Berlin will provide him with the opportunity to have in-depth bilateral discussions with Chancellor Scholz, whom he met at the G20 last year in his previous capacity as Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister. “I am looking forward to exchanging views with Chancellor Scholz on strategic, regional, and global events that concern both of us,” Modi stated ahead of his visit.

Mr. Modi stated that India and Germany would celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations in 2021 and have been strategic partners since 2000. With a bilateral trade volume of nearly $21 billion, Germany is India’s top commercial partner in Europe. Mr. Modi will also meet with members of the Indian community in Germany. A large Indian diaspora of over 200 thousand people lives in the country. According to the MEA, the visit will outline the future direction for expanding Indo-German ties. 

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