India urge communication to put an end to conflict in Ukraine...

Ahead of prime minister Narendra Modi's departure for italy to participate in a G7 Summit outreach session, Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra stated on wednesday that india will keep pushing for a return to conversation and diplomacy to find a solution to the Russia-Ukraine war. The Israel-Hamas conflict and the ukraine war are expected to take center stage at the summit, which is taking place from june 13–15 at the resort town of Fasano in the Apulia region of Italy. The ukraine conflict is anticipated to come up in his bilateral meetings on the fringes of the summit, even though Modi will not be attending the main summit and the outreach session will be centered around topics like AI, energy, and Africa.

Before Modi's first foreign tour of his third term, Kwatra told a press conference that it is "quite natural" that the Russia-Ukraine crisis will be one of the global concerns that will come up in bilateral discussions and that india will restate its well-known viewpoint.He cited Modi's assertion that "today's era is not of war" made to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in 2022, saying, "We have always maintained that dialogue and diplomacy is the best option." He claimed that the indian position was well-received and acknowledged.

Kwatra avoided questions about potential meetings with US President Joe Biden, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who is a special invitee to the summit, by stating that the final schedule is still being worked out. However, he did confirm a bilateral meeting between Modi and his Italian counterpart georgia Meloni on the sidelines of the G7 Summit.Additionally, Kwatra stated that india will attend the june 15–16 ukraine peace conference, which switzerland is hosting at Bürgenstock, “at an appropriate level.” However, New delhi has not yet decided who will represent the nation at this meeting.

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