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NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi left for Germany on Monday the place he’ll chair the India-Germany inter-governmental consultations together with Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier than flying to Copenhagen for a summit with the leaders of the Nordic nations. On his method again, he’ll drop by in Paris for a gathering with “pal” Emmanuel Macron who simply gained a second time period as president.
“By way of my engagements, I intend to strengthen the spirit of cooperation with our European companions, who’re essential companions in India’s quest for peace and prosperity,” the PM stated.
On Ukraine, forward of Modi’s departure, international secretary Vinay Kwatra reiterated India’s place — cessation of violence and return to dialogue and diplomacy. Whilst ties with Ukraine have come below pressure due to India’s reluctance to brazenly condemn Russia’s actions, Kwatra stated there was “deep appreciation” of India’s place.
“Insofar as India’s place on Ukraine is worried, it has been amplified, made clear, enunciated in nice element in a number of fora. And I’ll simply single out a couple of key components of it. One, we’ve all the time maintained that there must be cessation of hostilities in Ukraine, and two, the trail to the decision goes by diplomacy and dialogue,” stated Kwatra, who took workplace earlier within the day. “I’ve little doubt in my thoughts our European companions aren’t simply totally conscious of our place however additionally they have a deep appreciation in favour of the federal government,” he added.
Modi stated his go to to France will present a possibility to set the tone of the following part of the India-France strategic partnership.
“President Macron and I’ll share assessments on numerous regional and world points and can take inventory of ongoing bilateral cooperation. It’s my agency perception that two international locations that share such related imaginative and prescient and values for the worldwide order, should work in shut cooperation with one another,” he stated.


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