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Attempt to bring Russia-Ukraine to talks

Vienna, 2 January (Agency)

Expressing deep concern over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India is in favor of peace and since the beginning of the war, New Delhi has been trying to get Moscow and Kyiv to return to the means of diplomacy and dialogue, as differences have been resolved. cannot be resolved by violence.

Jaishankar, who arrived here from Cyprus on the second leg of his two-nation tour, made the remarks while addressing the Indian diaspora in Austria on Sunday evening. He said that this (Ukraine) conflict is indeed a matter of very deep concern … Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in September that we truly believe that this is not an era of war.

You cannot resolve differences and issues through violence. So from the very beginning, our effort has been to urge (Russia and Ukraine) to return to dialogue and diplomacy… The Prime Minister himself has spoken on several occasions with President Putin and President Zelensky. I have personally spoken to my colleagues in Russia and Ukraine. Foreign Minister Jaishankar said that 17 rounds of talks have taken place between the two countries to resolve the deadlock on LAC with China. He said that India has made a lot of improvement in its relations with Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister’s visit after 27 years

Earlier in the day, Jaishankar held talks with the top Austrian leadership in their first diplomatic discussion in 2023 and conveyed Prime Minister Modi’s personal greetings to Chancellor Karl Nehmer. This is the first Foreign Minister level visit from India to Austria in the last 27 years.

United Nations needs to be reformed

Jaishankar said that there is a need to give a new look to the United Nations, a 77-year-old organization. He said that pushing for major changes in the United Nations is an important part of New Delhi’s foreign policy. He said that people change, institutions should also change. We need change. A large part of the world does not believe that the United Nations raises its voice impartially. He said that India has been at the forefront of efforts for long pending reforms in the UN Security Council. India has been maintaining that it deserves to be a permanent member of the Security Council.

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