According to the U.K.’s Foreign Secretary James Cleverly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a strong, influential voice on the international stage, and the Russian leadership respects India’s position on the international stage. Cleverly also emphasised that London hopes President Vladimir Putin will pay attention to those calling for peace amid the conflict in Ukraine.
Cleverly was responding to a question regarding the Russian-Ukrainian crisis and Modi’s assuring Putin last week that “today’s era is not of war” outside of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
“On the international scene, Prime Minister Modi is a strong, influential voice. We are aware that the Russian government values India’s opinion and position on the international scene. I sincerely appreciate Prime Minister Modi’s assistance. And we sincerely hope that Vladimir Putin pays attention to those who are pleading for de-escalation and peace. Therefore, we warmly appreciate Prime Minister Modi’s intervention, “Mr. Cleverly stated in an interview with PTI
He added that the situation in Ukraine has resulted in a horrible loss of lives.
He emphasised that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has made the issues already there with regard to food security and those in danger of starvation and insecurity worse.
He cleverly asserted that the UN is still important as world leaders assemble at the UN headquarters for the high-level week amidst tumultuous times and humanitarian and geopolitical issues.
Mr. Cleverly met S. Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs, on the sidelines of the high-level UNGA session in New York on Wednesday night.
Mr. Cleverly expressed excitement about meeting his Indian colleague earlier in the day. “Jaishankar, well-versed in us. He has collaborated with my forerunners. And I’m eager to talk about our bilateral relationship as well as global, regional, and other challenges. “