Only dialogue can resolve differences between Russia, NATO: PM Modi

Photo Caption: File Photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo/PIB)

New Delhi: In the wake of Russian invasion in Ukraine, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 24, 2022, spoke to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

PM Modi telephoned Putin and called for an immediate cessation of violence.  

The Prime Minister’s Office in a press release informed: “President Putin briefed Prime Minister about the recent developments regarding Ukraine.  Prime Minister reiterated his long-standing conviction that the differences between Russia and the NATO group can only be resolved through honest and sincere dialogue.”

Prime Minister Modi appealed for an immediate cessation of violence, and called for concerted efforts from all sides to return to the path of diplomatic negotiations and dialogue, the PMO said.

Prime Minister Modi also sensitised the Russian President about India’s concerns regarding the safety of the Indian citizens in Ukraine, especially students, and conveyed that India attaches the highest priority to their safe exit and return to India.

The leaders agreed that their officials and diplomatic teams would continue to maintain regular contacts on issues of topical interest, the PMO informed. (Press Release)  

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