Hiroshima: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the current situation in Ukraine is an issue of humanity and human values and not politics or economy. Addressing the G7 session in Hiroshima, Modi said all countries must respect the UN Charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries and called for a united voice against unilateral attempts to change the status quo.
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. Modi also invoked Buddha and said there is no problem in the modern age whose solution cannot be found in his teachings. In his remarks, Modi also referred to his talks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday.
“Today we heard from President Zelensky. I met him yesterday as well. I do not consider the current situation an issue of politics or economy. I believe it is an issue of humanity, an issue of human values,” the prime minister said . “We have said from the beginning that dialogue and diplomacy is the only way out. And we will do whatever is possible to resolve this situation, whatever can be done from India,” he said.
Modi said that India has always been of the opinion that any tension and any dispute should be resolved peacefully through dialogue. The Prime Minister said that in the current global situation, the food, fuel and fertilizer crisis is having the biggest and deepest impact felt by the developing countries.
He said, “Global peace, stability and prosperity is a common objective of all of us. In today’s interconnected world, tensions in any one region affect all countries. And, developing countries, which have limited resources, are the most vulnerable.” are more affected,” he said.
“Due to the current global situation, the food, fuel and fertilizer crisis is affecting these countries the most and most deeply,” he said.