India played essential role in negotiating G20 declaration: White House

Nusa Dua: U.S. President Joe Biden, right, gestures with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi before the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment meeting at the G20 summit, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.AP/PTI Photo (AP11_15_2022_000171B)


India played an essential role in negotiating the G20’s Bali Declaration that included Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message on the Russia-Ukraine conflict that “today’s era must not be of war”, the White House has said.

The G20’s Bali Declaration on Wednesday acknowledged differences among members on the Russia-Ukraine war but stressed that it was essential to adhere to international law, including the protection of civilians caught in conflicts.

The members of the grouping made it clear that they were against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons and sought “peaceful resolution of conflicts.” “Today’s era must not be of war,” the declaration said, echoing the remark made by Prime Minister Modi during his bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the margins of the SCO summit in September.