India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar delivered his address at the UNSC (United Nations Security Council) on Thursday. He also mentioned the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. S Jaishankar said the situation is “a matter of grave concern”.
Speaking at the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “The course of the Ukraine conflict is a matter of grave concern to the entire international community. It is really disturbing.” Reiterating PM Modi’s message to Russia, he said, “India is pushing for an immediate end to all hostilities and a return to dialogue-diplomacy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized, this cannot be an era of war” Jaishankar said.
“Even in the face of conflict, there can be no justification for violations of human rights or international law. Wherever they occur, they must be investigated fairly and independently.”
The 15-member briefing was held under the chairmanship of France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Catherine Colonna. World leaders gathered for the high-level 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Jaishankar said that the impact of conflict in the global world is being felt even in remote areas. He said, “We have all seen its consequences in the form of rising costs and shortage of food grains, fertilizers and fuels.
The briefing was attended by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Minister James Chaturai and other UNSC members’ foreign ministers.