India, Japan call for end to Ukraine war | Latest News India

New Delhi: India and Japan on Saturday expressed severe concern in regards to the war and humanitarian disaster in Ukraine, and sought an instantaneous end to violence and a return to the trail of dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the battle.

The two sides outlined their position on the Ukraine disaster in a joint assertion issued on the conclusion of an annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida. The assertion mentioned the 2 leaders will take “appropriate steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine”.

As an in depth strategic accomplice of Russia, India has up to now shunned criticising President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and has known as for respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states. India has additionally abstained on resolutions at UN businesses that had been crucial of Russia whereas Modi has made a number of calls for an instantaneous cessation of violence.

On the opposite hand, Japan has joined the US and its allies in condemning Russia’s actions and imposing sturdy sanctions towards Russian people and entities, together with state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport and a number of other banks. Japan has additionally supplied non-lethal army gear to Ukraine.

The joint assertion mentioned the prime ministers “expressed their serious concern about the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine and assessed its broader implications, particularly to the Indo-Pacific region”. They emphasised that the up to date world order was constructed on the UN Charter, worldwide legislation and respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.

“They underscored the importance of safety and security of nuclear facilities in Ukraine and acknowledged active efforts of the IAEA towards it. They reiterated their call for an immediate cessation of violence and noted that there was no other choice but the path of dialogue and diplomacy for resolution of the conflict,” the joint assertion mentioned.

At a joint media interplay after the summit, Modi didn’t make any direct reference to the Ukraine disaster however famous that “geo-political events” had been presenting new challenges. Kishida was extra pointed in his remarks – he mentioned the “Russian attack on Ukraine is a serious development that has shaken the roots of the international order”.

Kishida mentioned he had instructed Modi that unilateral efforts to change the established order by power can’t be allowed in any area. Japan and India will call for a ceasefire and efforts to end the battle via talks, he mentioned.

Both leaders agreed on the necessity to discover a peaceable answer to all conflicts on the idea of worldwide legislation, and the 2 international locations will enhance their efforts to guarantee a free and open Indo-Pacific, the Japanese PM mentioned. He additionally known as for efforts to forge a brand new world order, together with reforms of the United Nations Security Council and the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla instructed a media briefing that Modi and Kishida had exchanged views on regional and world points, together with Ukraine, throughout their one-on-one and delegation stage talks. “Obviously, this issue is an important issue at a global level, it is an issue which is important for both our countries as well,” he mentioned.

Noting that the Ukraine concern additionally figured at a current digital summit of Quad leaders, Shringla mentioned these discussions had been helpful in converging varied viewpoints. There was a similarity of viewpoints between India and Japan and that convergence had continued at Saturday’s summit, he mentioned.

Shringla famous that whereas Japan had allotted $100 million for offering humanitarian help to Ukraine, India had equipped 90 tonnes of help, together with medicines and blankets, for the individuals displaced by the battle.

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