Prime Minister Narendra Modi immediately condemned the deaths of civilians within the ongoing Israel-Hamas warfare and highlighted the pressing want for unity and cooperation among the many World South within the face of escalating challenges rising in West Asia because of the battle.
Talking on the e inaugural session of the 2nd Voice of World South Summit, PM Modi emphasised India’s unwavering stance towards violence and terrorism, together with the October 7 assaults by Hamas on Israel. The Prime Minister underscored the significance of exercising restraint and prioritising dialogue because the cornerstones of battle decision.
“All of us are seeing that new challenges are rising from the occasions within the West Asia area. India has condemned the terrorist assault in Israel on October 7,” PM Modi stated. “We’ve got exercised restraint as nicely. We’ve got given emphasis on dialogue and diplomacy. We additionally strongly condemn the deaths of civilians within the battle between Israel and Hamas.”
“After speaking to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, we’ve additionally despatched humanitarian assist to the folks of Palestine. That is the time when the international locations of the World South ought to unite for the better international good,” he added.
The World South refers to a group of nations, primarily located within the Southern Hemisphere in Asia, Africa and South America, with diversified ranges of financial improvement. Whereas these international locations don’t share equivalent traits, they typically grapple with frequent challenges comparable to poverty, inequality, and restricted entry to sources.
Over 1,200 Israelis, largely civilians, have been killed after the Palestinian group Hamas launched a sensational land-sea-air assault on October 7. In retaliation, Israel pounded the Gaza Strip – a Hamas stronghold – with airstrikes, killing over 11,000 folks within the densely populated Palestinian enclave.
The Prime Minister advocated for a collaborative technique guided by the ‘5 Cs’ ideas: session, communication, cooperation, creativity, and capability constructing.
“I can not neglect that historic second, when the African Union was inducted into G20 as a everlasting member with India’s efforts,” PM Modi stated.
India’s presidency of the G20 in 2023 witnessed the African Union’s accession as a everlasting member of this esteemed group. The occasion marked the primary enlargement of the G20 since its inception in 1999, heralding a brand new period of inclusive international financial governance.