New Delhi: India has certainly arrived on the international stage. The Modi detractors, Sickularism and the Left-liberal media may get a nightmare.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is now slowly emerging as an image of a global peacemaker. And those pushing the line including Mexico as a country say Modi and Pope Francis Pope should be in a special committee to resolve the new century’s biggest global crisis, the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“….. if possible, his Excellency Narendra Modi and his Holiness Pope Francis” should be included in an international special committee that would help the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to resolve the ongoing and vexed Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Mexico has made a strong case formally at the United Nations that Modi should mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Foreign Minister Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon suggested it officially during a meeting of the UN Security Council debate on Ukraine in New York last week.
“Based on its pacifist vocation, Mexico believes that the international community must now channel its best efforts to achieve peace,” Casaubon said.
“In this regard, I would like to share with you the proposal of the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, to strengthen the mediation efforts of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, through the formation of a Committee for Dialogue and Peace in Ukraine with the participation of other heads of state and government, including, if possible, His Excellency Narendra Modi and His Holiness Pope Francis,” he said.
In the recent past Modi’s firm assertion “this is not the era of war” during his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at Samarkand in Uzbekistan has been echoed by France and the United States officially.
In fact, French President Emmanuel Macron quoted his friend and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he gave a clarion call for healing the North-South rift and building a global coalition to act on problems facing the world.
“Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, was right when he said the time is not for war, it is not for revenge against the West or for opposing the West against the East,” Macron has said at the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly.
Several global leaders and influential nations feel Modi can mediate between Russia and Ukraine as he enjoys a very robust personal rapport with the Russian leader. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar during a recent interaction in America in a discussion orgainsed by a Think Tank was asked about a possible role for India in mediating an end to the Ukraine-Russia war. Jaishankar made it clear India is not campaigning for it.
“If we can help in some way we will be obviously responsible enough to do that,” the External Minister said.
“I think the participants know that the rest of the world knows that. Beyond that what happens that’s in the realm of diplomacy so I can’t say anything,” he maintained.