Prime Minister Narendra Modi discusses ‘serious situation’ with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Tuesday about the “serious situation” resulting from the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the “disastrous” actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Johnson called on India to work with the UK to step up its efforts to promote peace and de-escalation in the region, and the two leaders reportedly agreed that upholding international law was the only way forward, a source said. Downing Street spokesperson in a reading. of their conversation.

The leaders discussed the grave situation in Ukraine and the prime minister said he believed the actions of the Putin regime were deeply troubling and disastrous for the world, the official said. Both men agreed that the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine should be respected. Russia must adhere to the UN Charter, the leaders said, and both agreed that respect for international law was the only way to ensure world peace and prosperity, the spokesman said.

Prime Minister Modi reportedly briefed his British counterpart on India’s support for the humanitarian situation in Ukraine during the call, while Johnson told him that “the UK and India should step up their efforts to promote the peace and de-escalation in the region”.

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Regarding bilateral relations, the Prime Ministers said they were both looking forward to meeting in person as soon as possible.

The leaders hailed the strong and prosperous relationship between India and the UK, and agreed to continue to strengthen trade, security and commercial ties in the weeks and months to come, according to the reading. The call between the leaders comes in the wake of the UK’s disappointment with India’s stance in the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis, which abstained in UN votes condemning the actions of the Russia.

Last week, on the sidelines of a UK conference on green financing Turkey in London, UK Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan admitted to being very disappointed with India’s position on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. and said work would continue with Indian partners in the “hope that their views will change”. “India is an extremely important trading partner for the UK,” the Minister reiterated.


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