India, France call for earlyend to Ukraine hostilities
   Date :06-May-2022
 
India, France call
 
 
 
PARIS, 
INDIA and France have unequivocally condemned the civilian deaths in Ukraine, called for an immediate cessation of hostilities and agreed to remain engaged in dealing with the global implications of the conflict, especially in addressing the risk of aggravated food crisis as a result of the strife.
The situation in Ukraine figured in the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace here on Wednesday in their first
meeting after the French leader was re-elected in the presidential election.
After the Modi-Macron talks, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said that there was a broad understanding of each other’s position on the Ukraine issue and they spoke extensively on the “cascading effect” of the conflict and agreed to coordinate “very closely” and play a “constructive role” in the evolving situation.
A joint statement said the two leaders discussed the regional and global implications of the conflict in Ukraine and agreed to intensify coordination on the issue, particularly for a coordinated and multilateral response to address the risk of a global food crisis. Ukraine is one of the main wheat producers globally and the conflict has triggered a shortage in the supply of the commodity at the global market.
“Both countries underlined the need to respect the UN Charter, international law and the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states. The two leaders discussed the regional and global implications of the conflict in Ukraine and agreed to intensify coordination on the issue,” it said.
It further said France reiterated its “strong condemnation of the unlawful and unprovoked aggression against Ukraine by Russian Forces”.