Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that India is on the side of peace on Monday, saying that India believes there will be no winner in the Russia-Ukraine conflict and that everyone will lose.
Modi said at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin that India has called for an immediate cessation of hostilities since the beginning of the Ukraine crisis and that talks are the only way to resolve the conflict.
Scholz, for one, said PM Modi has been invited as “our guest to the G7 Summit in June, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Germany.”
The two leaders’ discussions “covered key areas of bilateral cooperation under the overall strategic partnership, as well as regional and global developments,” according to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs.
The following are the main points from the joint press conference:
* Recent geopolitical events have demonstrated that world peace and stability are in jeopardy, as well as the interconnectedness of all countries. We had previously stated that the only way to resolve the Ukraine crisis is through dialogue. We believe that no one will emerge victorious from this conflict: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
* In this war, no one will emerge victorious. We are in favour of peace. Commodity prices have risen as a result of the Ukraine conflict. PM: This will have an impact on developing countries.
* I’m excited that my first foreign trip in 2022 will be to Germany. And it was with my friend Chancellor Olaf Scholz that I had my first telephonic conversation with any foreign leader. The fact that the IGC is being held demonstrates how important our strategic ties are to us: Prime Minister Narendra Modi
* India is one of our most important partners in this area. The world can only develop well if we recognise that future world relations will be characterised and marked by many countries, not just a few powerful ones: Olaf Scholz, the German Chancellor.
* Delighted that this government’s first Inter-Governmental Consultations were held with the Indian government. It’s a sign, in my opinion, of the unique quality of our relationship. I cordially invited you to join us for dinner.I invited you to the G7 Summit in late June as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Germany: Scholz, Chancellor
* We are prepared to continue and deepen our close cooperation on global issues with India. We also focused on global issues during our 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations, and these consultations helped us deepen our relationship: Scholz
* In terms of economics, security policy, and climate policy, India is a super partner for Germany in Asia: German Chancellor Scholz in Berlin.