New Delhi: In the midst of the ongoing Russo-Ukraine war for several months, India has again reiterated in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that it is in favour of peace. India is on that side, which shows dialogue and diplomacy as the only way out. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said in the high-level session of UNGA that, as the Ukraine conflict continues, we are often asked whose side we are on and every time we have a straight and honest answer.
He pointed out that it is in the collective interest of the international community to work constructively within and outside the United Nations to find an early resolution of this conflict. Giving a national statement, S Jaishankar said that India is (stands) on the side of peace in this struggle and will stand firm. We are on the side that respects the United Nations Charter and its founding principles. We are on the side that shows dialogue and diplomacy as the only way out. Jaishankar said that we are in favour of those who are struggling to fulfil their needs. are battling rising costs of food, fuel and fertilisers.
On the international scene, the External Affairs Minister said that the world is already facing the challenges of economic recovery after the pandemic. The debt position of developing (countries) is uncertain. To this has now also been added, he said, with rising costs and diminishing availability of fuel, food and fertilisers. These trade disruptions are just one of many consequences of the Ukraine conflict. He said the outcome of the current Ukraine conflict has further increased the financial pressure, especially on food and energy.