India backs an “early and sturdy decision” of the Israel-Palestine subject by means of dialogue and diplomacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi advised Israeli President Isaac Herzog throughout a gathering on the margins of the COP28 Summit in Dubai on Friday.
This was the primary in-person assembly between the highest management of the 2 international locations because the begin of the Israel-Hamas battle on October 7 and was held whilst Israel resumed its assaults on Gaza following the tip of a truce. India has condemned each the fear assaults by the Hamas that triggered the battle and civilian casualties within the combating.
Herzog and Modi exchanged views on the Israel-Hamas battle, and the Prime Minister expressed his condolences on the lack of lives within the October 7 terror assaults and welcomed the discharge of hostages, a readout from the exterior affairs ministry mentioned.
Modi reiterated the necessity for “continued and secure supply” of humanitarian help for the affected inhabitants and emphasised “India’s help for a two-state resolution and early and sturdy decision of [the] Israel-Palestine subject by means of dialogue and diplomacy”, the readout mentioned.
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Herzog congratulated Modi on the success of India’s G20 presidency and welcomed the launch of the India-Center East-Europe Financial Hall (IMEC).
Not less than 100 folks have been killed since Israel resumed its assaults on the Gaza Strip on Friday. Shut to fifteen,000 Palestinians, together with hundreds of kids, have been killed in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza, whereas one other 1,200 Israelis have been killed within the assaults by Hamas.
The Israel-Hamas battle additionally figured in a bilateral assembly between Modi and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) President, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The 2 leaders reviewed wide-ranging bilateral ties and exchanged views on the battle, the exterior affairs ministry mentioned.
Modi thanked President Mohamed bin Zayed for co-hosting the high-level occasion on the Inexperienced Local weather Programme (GCP) at COP28. He invited the UAE chief to the Vibrant Gujarat Summit to be held in India in January.
Modi additionally met United Nations Secretary-Basic António Guterres on the sidelines of the COP28 Summit and exchanged views on the priorities and issues of the International South associated to local weather motion, local weather finance, expertise and reforms of the multilateral governance and monetary establishments, together with the UN, the exterior affairs ministry mentioned in a separate readout.
He thanked Guterres for his help throughout India’s G20 presidency and highlighted the nation’s progress in reaching local weather targets.
Guterres appreciated India’s efforts in areas reminiscent of sustainable growth, local weather motion, reforms of multilateral growth banks, and catastrophe administration below its G20 presidency. He welcomed India’s Inexperienced Credit score initiative and mentioned he would work with the nation to construct on the achievements of its G20 presidency and take them ahead on the UN Summit of the Future 2024.
Modi interacted with a number of leaders from internationally on the margins of the COP28 Summit, together with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe and King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.
“A wonderful interplay with UK PM @RishiSunak through the #COP28 Dubai Summit. Sturdy India-UK friendship helps create a greater future for the approaching generations,” Modi posted on X. In a separate put up, Modi mentioned he and Wickremesinghe had mentioned numerous points.
Modi additionally interacted with UK international secretary David Cameron and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, saying he admired their ardour to work for sustainable growth.
Interacting with PM @AbiyAhmedAli on the sidelines of #COP28. India values the longstanding friendship with Ethiopia, a relationship enriched by sturdy mutual cooperation.
He additionally met and interacted with outgoing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the vice chairman of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon, and King Abdullah II of Jordan.