Zelensky speaks to PM Modi, assures India’s support for ‘peace formula’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wished India a successful G20 presidency during a phone conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.

In a tweet, Zelensky said, “I had a phone call with @PMOIndia Narendra Modi & wished him a successful #G20 Presidency. It was on this forum that I announced the Peace Formula and now I look forward to India’s participation in its implementation. I also thanked the United Nations for humanitarian assistance and support.

India formally assumed the chairmanship of the G20 on 1 December.

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

Together, the prestigious conglomerates account for more than 80 percent of global gross domestic product (GDP), 75 percent of international trade, and two-thirds of the world’s population.

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

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on 16 December and reiterated his call for further dialogue and diplomacy in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.