Speaking at the G7 summit, the prime minister said energy security had become a very challenging issue in the wake of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, said Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined at the G7 summit that energy security had become a very challenging issue in the wake of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, claiming that India would continue to do what it thinks is best for its energy security when it deals with the issue of global oil trade.
Prime Minister Modi made very clear in his two interventions at the G7 sessions India’s position on the situation between Russia and Ukraine, calling for an immediate or as soon as possible end to hostilities and for the path of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the problem, Foreign Minister Vinay Mohan Kwatra said during a media briefing. Responding to a question about the Russia-Ukraine agenda at the G7 summit and if India were to come under any pressure in the wake of sanctions against Moscow, Mr. Kwatra said: “I think the situation between Russia and Ukraine was, of course, an important point of discussion during the plenary session.
“The Prime Minister has made very clear in his two interventions, the first on climate and energy and the second on food security and gender equality, the position that India has defended on the situation between Russia and Ukraine, for immediate or as soon as possible cessation of hostilities and the path of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the situation,” he said. “But the prime minister has also put forward very strongly, and I think we are quite an important player in that respect; of course, it is the consequence that we also face, which is the downward effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict,” he said at the conference. The briefing was held late Monday.
He said that the prime minister made it very clear that India is at the forefront of ensuring the food security situation of the fragile economies. “The Prime Minister also said that energy security has become very challenging due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. But India would continue to do what it thinks is best in the interest of our energy security when it comes to the issue of global oil trade,” he said. “I think our position expressed by the Prime Minister at the G7 summit was well understood. I would even say that his fellow leaders from other countries appreciated it,” Mr. Kwatra said. Also, ahead of the G7 summit, India had said that crude oil extraction is driven entirely by its national interests and that its position on the issue is “very well understood” by several countries.
‘India for peace’
In a clear reference to the Ukraine crisis, Mr. Modi remarked at a G7 session on Monday, 27 June 2022, that those invited to the summit met in an atmosphere of global tension and claimed that India has always been in favor of peace. “Even in the current situation, we have constantly pushed for dialogue and diplomacy. The impact of this geopolitical tension is not just limited to Europe. Rising energy and food grain prices are affecting all countries,” he said In his comments during the session on ‘Stronger Together: Addressing Food Security and Advancing Gender Equality’ at the G7 summit.
Developing countries’ energy and security are especially at risk, Mr. Modi claimed. In this challenging time, India has supplied food grains to many countries in need, he said. During the media briefing, Mr. Kwatra pointed out that this was the third G7 summit that Prime Minister Modi attended. “This clearly shows that India’s presence and contribution to important gatherings such as all global partners value the G7,” he said. “India is seen as a solution provider and part of every ongoing effort to solve the challenges the world currently faces,” he said.
“You would, have noticed through various social media posts the body language of other leaders and their interaction with the Honorable Prime Minister, especially the respect, camaraderie, and comfort they enjoyed from interacting with the Prime Minister,” Mr. Kwatra said. The Group of Seven (G7) is an intergovernmental political group comprising Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US. The European Union is an ‘unlisted member’. The German Presidency had invited Argentina, India, Indonesia, Senegal, and South Africa to the G7 summit in Elmau, Bavaria.
PM Modi leaves for UAE.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Tuesday for a short visit to the UAE after attending the G7 summit in Germany, on the sidelines of which he met several world leaders. PM @narendramodi concludes his visit to Germany for the G7 summit and ends two productive discussions on sustainable solutions to global challenges. PM Modi is now traveling to Abu Dhabi for a short stopover before reaching New Delhi,’ the statement said. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Tweeted. In the UAE, he will offer his condolences on the passing of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the former president of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi.