September 27, 2022
Thank You, Mr. President. May I also thank Under Secretary General Rosemarie Di Carlo for her remarks.
- Mr. President, as stated by my Minister at the last meeting on this subject – the trajectory of the Ukraine conflict is a matter of profound concern for the international community.
- India has repeatedly called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the need to resolve the ongoing conflict through dialogue and diplomacy. This was also stated unequivocally by Prime Minister Modi during his meeting with President Putin on the sidelines of SCO Summit in Tashkent. The global order is anchored on international law, UN Charter and respect for sovereignty and the territorial integrity of states.
- India’s approach to the Ukraine conflict will continue to be human-centric. On our part, we are providing both humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and economic support to some of our neighbours in the Global South under economic distress, even as they stare at the escalating costs of food, of fuel and of fertilizers – which has been a consequential fall out of the ongoing conflict.
- Mr. President, the need of the hour is to end this conflict in Ukraine and return to the negotiating table. The conflict has already resulted in the loss of countless lives and miseries for peoples, particularly for women, children, and the elderly, with millions becoming homeless and forced to take shelter in neighboring countries. Let us all work together to ensure that this comes to an early end.
I Thank You.