Western countries need India to tackle important global challenges: Foreign Secretary


New Delhi. Underlining India’s regular participation in the G-7 summit, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Friday said it clearly demonstrates that India is needed by Western countries in tackling important global challenges facing the world. At the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Schols-Almau to attend the G-7 summit on June 26-27. Important global challenges including the Ukraine conflict, the situation in the Indo-Pacific region, food and energy security, climate will be discussed during the conference.

Giving this information to reporters on Friday, Kwatra said that India’s regular participation in the G-7 summit clearly demonstrates that there is a need for India to be a part of any sustained effort to address important global challenges facing the world. needed. He said that Prime Minister Modi will visit the United Arab Emirates on June 28, where he will personally pay tribute to the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, former President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

‘India’s stand has been clear from the time the Ukraine crisis started’
Asked what would be India’s stand on the issue of Ukraine crisis in the G-7 summit, Kwatra said India’s stand has been clear from the time the Ukraine crisis started that there should be an immediate ceasefire and dialogue and diplomacy. The problem should be solved through He said that India has clarified its position in various forums on issues related to food, energy security, product inflation, disruption of global supply chain due to Ukraine crisis.

The G-7 group is a group of seven richest countries in the world.
Kwatra said that India’s stand in global forums is determined by India’s interests and its principles and there should be no doubt or hesitation about it. The G-7 group is a group of seven richest countries in the world, which is currently headed by Germany. This group includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US.

What will be India’s stand regarding the purchase of crude oil from Russia
In response to a question, the Foreign Secretary said that India’s trading arrangement for the purchase of crude oil is determined keeping in mind the country’s energy security and India’s stand in this regard is well understood by the world community. Kwatra was asked by reporters what would New Delhi’s stand if India was criticized for buying crude from Russia at the upcoming G7 summit in Germany.

PM Modi may address two sessions
Kwatra said that during his visit to Germany, Prime Minister Modi can address two sessions in which one session will be on environment, energy, climate and the second session will include topics like food security, gender equality and democracy. On the sidelines of this summit, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of some countries participating in the summit. Kwatra said the prime minister would also congratulate Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on his election as the new President of the UAE and the ruler of Abu Dhabi. Modi will return home from UAE on the night of 28 June.

Almost all gulf countries are aware of India’s stand on the Prophet dispute
Asked whether the issue of controversial remarks about the Prophet would also come up during Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UAE, Kwatra said that as far as contentious issues are concerned, almost all the countries in the Gulf region have a clear understanding that India’s What is the stand on this issue. He said that the stand of the government has also been clarified in this regard in many forums and in such a situation, he does not think that there will be any separate talk on this issue.

Tags: G7 Meeting, Germany, Russia, Ukraine


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