On the Russia-Ukraine War, PM Modi said, ‘I spoke to the Presidents of both Ukraine and Russia several times over the phone. I not only appealed for peace, but also suggested President Putin to have direct talks with the President of Ukraine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (PM Narendra Modi) US President Joe Biden on Monday (Joe Biden) had a virtual meeting with. In this meeting, Biden said, ‘It is always a matter of pleasure to meet you PM Modi. Your 2 ministers and ambassadors are here. We are working together on global crises, covid pandemic, challenges in the health sector and are also strong partners in the defense sector. In response, PM Modi criticized Biden. Expressing gratitude, he said, ‘Today our Defense and Foreign Ministers will meet after sometime in 2+2 talks. Our meeting before that is necessary to give direction to their conversation.
Biden said, ‘We India (India) and America (US) are playing an important role in making the relationship stronger and closer. While PM Modi said,When I came to Washington in September last year, you said that the India-US partnership (India-US Partnership) can contribute to the solution of many global problems and I completely agree with you on this point. The Prime Minister said, ‘As the world’s two largest and oldest democracies, we are natural partners. The progress made in our relations in the last few years or the new momentum that has been created. It was probably difficult to imagine even a decade ago.
Discussion on the issue of Ukraine-Russia war
Speaking on the Ukraine-Russia war, US President Biden said, ‘The people of Ukraine who are being victims of horrific attacks. I would like to welcome India’s humanitarian assistance to them. To this the PM said, ‘I spoke to the Presidents of both Ukraine and Russia several times over the phone. Not only did I appeal for peace, but I also suggested President Putin to have direct talks with the President of Ukraine. The subject of Ukraine has been discussed in great detail in our Parliament also. Modi said,Recently the news of killings of innocent civilians in Bucha city was very worrying. We condemned it and demanded a fair investigation. We expect that Russia and Ukraine (Russia Ukraine WarThe way for peace will come out of the ongoing talks between them.’
‘US integral part in India’s development journey’
PM Modi said, ‘This year India is celebrating 75th anniversary of its independence and we are also celebrating 75th anniversary of our diplomatic relations. I am sure that our friendship with America will be an integral part of India’s development journey in the next 25 years. The Prime Minister of India further said, ‘Today our talks are taking place at a time when the situation in Ukraine remains very dire. Till a few weeks ago, more than 20 thousand Indians were stranded in Ukraine. After a lot of efforts, we were able to bring them back home safely.