Ukraine Prez Zelenskyy Speaks to PM Modi, Counts on India’s Support to ‘Peace Formula’

Edited By: Pritha Mallick

Last Updated: December 26, 2022, 19:51 IST

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky. (Image: AFP/File)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also thanked PM Modi for India’s humanitarian aid and support in the UN

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy extended wishes for a successful G20 presidency to India during a conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on phone on Monday.

In a tweet, Zelenskyy stated, “I had a phone call with @PMOIndia Narendra Modi and wished a successful #G20 presidency. It was on this platform that I announced the peace formula and now I count on India’s participation in its implementation. I also thanked for humanitarian aid and support in the UN.”

India formally assumed the G20 Presidency on December 1.

The G20 or Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies and comprises Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU).

Together, the coveted grouping account for over 80 per cent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 75 per cent of international trade and two-thirds of the world population.

Over 200 meetings will be held at 55 locations in India and the summit will take place in the national capital in September 2023.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on phone on December 16 and reiterated his call for dialogue and diplomacy as the only way forward in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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