Ambassador Anil Trigunayat, a Distinguished Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation, shares his perspectives on India’s pivotal role in mediating the ongoing peace talks between Russia and Ukraine. In an exclusive interview with Awaz-the Voice’s Roving Editor, Tripti Nath, Trigunayat delves into the significance of India’s involvement in the global efforts for peace and its potential impact on the upcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit.
India’s Mediation Efforts
Trigunayat emphasizes that India has consistently advocated for a cessation of hostilities and a return to dialogue and diplomacy since the hostilities between Russia and Ukraine began. Stressing the importance of upholding the UN Charter principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty, India has also acknowledged Russia’s security concerns. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directly engaged with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin of Russia, conveying that the era should prioritize peace over conflict.
In a complex geopolitical landscape, Ambassador Anil Trigunayat offers valuable insights into India’s diplomatic efforts to foster peace and stability in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. As the Jeddah peace talks unfold, India’s commitment to dialogue and peace positions it as a constructive force on the global stage.
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