During his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized the need for U.N. Security Council reform and an end to cross-border terrorism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India’s willingness to participate in any peace process aimed at resolving the Ukraine crisis during a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The leaders discussed the need for U.N. Security Council reform and an end to cross-border terrorism. Chancellor Scholz also addressed the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, highlighting the need for swift completion of negotiations for the EU-India Free Trade Agreement.
He expressed India’s commitment to resolving global issues through collaboration and emphasized the negative impact of the Covid pandemic and Ukraine conflict, particularly on developing countries. He reiterated India’s call for dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the Ukraine crisis and stated India’s willingness to participate in any peace talks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for multilateral platforms to reflect global realities and urged for reform during his meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. He highlighted the joint initiative by India and other G4 nations to reform the UN Security Council and invited Chancellor Scholz to the upcoming G20 summit hosted by India later this year.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz praised India for its progress since his first visit as the mayor of Hamburg and congratulated India on assuming the G20 Presidency. He acknowledged the importance of cooperation in making important decisions and expressed confidence in India’s ability to handle the responsibility of the G20 Presidency during a challenging time. Chancellor Scholz emphasized that India’s commitment to fulfilling its responsibilities deserves recognition.
Chancellor Scholz emphasized that the shortage of essential items such as food and energy, which have been exacerbated by the war in Ukraine “started by Russia,” should not harm countries in Africa, Asia, America, or anywhere else.
Chancellor Scholz described the war in Ukraine as a catastrophic event that has resulted in significant losses and destruction of infrastructure. He stressed that the use of violence to change borders violates fundamental principles and called for UN intervention. Chancellor Scholz also pledged to personally oversee the completion of negotiations for the India-EU Free Trade Agreement without delay.
Mr. Scholz expressed his interest in collaborating with India, stating that there are many skilled companies and talented individuals in India. He emphasized the importance of cooperation and his desire to attract Indian talent and employ them in Germany. Mr. Scholz also recognized climate change as a crucial issue that requires global attention.