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G-20 Summit: PM Modi calls for ceasefire in Russia-Ukraine war G-20 Summit
PM Modi in G-20 Summit | Image Credit: Twitter/PMO

G-20 Summit: PM Modi calls for ceasefire in Russia-Ukraine war

IBNS | @indiablooms | 15 Nov 2022, 01:00 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called for a ceasefire in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, appealing for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, media reports said.

Modi said, "Over the past century, the Second World War wreaked havoc in the world. After that, the leaders of that time made a serious effort to take the path of peace. Now it's our turn."

"I am confident that next year when the G20 meets in the holy land of Buddha and Gandhi, we will all agree to convey a strong message of peace to the world." the Prime Minister added.

Addressing the first session of the G-20 Summit on Food and Energy Security, Modi said, "The challenge for the poor citizens of every country is more severe."

"Everyday life was already a struggle for them. They do not have the financial capacity to deal with the double whammy," he added.

The Prime Minister said that we should also not hesitate to acknowledge that multilateral institutions such as the UN have been unsuccessful on these issues.

Modi said that the world has greater expectations from the G-20 and the relevance of our group has become more significant since "we have all failed to make suitable reforms..."

"I have repeatedly said that we have to find a way to return to the path of ceasefire and diplomacy in Ukraine," the Prime Minister stressed.

Amid his address, Modi met US President Joe Biden, France President Emmanuel Macron, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the sidelines of the summit, which is being held in Indonesia.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to interact with the Indian community at a reception in Bali on Tuesday.

(With additional inputs from UNI)