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In the meeting of G-20 foreign ministers, PM Modi mentioned Buddha and Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the G-20 countries to build a consensus on global challenges and not let differences over geopolitical tensions affect overall cooperation.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called upon the G-20 countries to build a consensus on global challenges and not let differences over geopolitical tensions affect overall cooperation.


The Prime Minister made this statement amidst the different stands of the countries regarding the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. In his video message at the G20 foreign ministers' meeting, Prime Minister Modi invoked Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi and urged the delegates to draw inspiration from India's civilizational ethos "which focuses on issues that unite rather than those that divide". inspires to give.


Meeting during rising tensions between West and Russia-China

Foreign Ministers of the world's largest industrialized and developing countries have gathered here for important discussions on major global challenges in the meeting. Many diplomats believe it could be controversial as the meeting comes amid rising tensions between the US-led West and Russia-China over the Ukraine conflict.


Prime Minister Modi said the world looks forward to the G20 to reduce challenges related to growth, development, economic resilience, disaster, financial stability, transnational crime, corruption, terrorism and food and energy security.


"You have gathered in the land of Buddha and Gandhi"

Without mentioning Ukraine or any other contentious issue, Prime Minister Modi said, “The G20 has the ability to build consensus and deliver concrete results in all these areas.


The issues we cannot resolve should not be allowed to become a hindrance to the matters we can resolve.” Modi said, “Since you have gathered in the land of Buddha and Gandhi, I request I urge you to draw inspiration from India's civilizational ethos, which exhorts us to focus on issues that unite rather than those that divide us.


Explain that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, UK Minister James Cleverly and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell Fontels will be headed by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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