In a significant diplomatic move on the sidelines of the COP28 Summit in Dubai, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed India’s support for an “early and durable resolution” of the Israel-Palestine conflict through dialogue and diplomacy. The statement was made during Modi’s first in-person meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog since the onset of the Israel-Hamas conflict on October 7.
The leaders discussed the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, with Modi extending condolences for the loss of lives in the October 7 terror attacks and acknowledging the release of hostages. Emphasizing the importance of humanitarian aid delivery to the affected population, Modi reiterated India’s support for a two-state solution and urged a prompt and lasting resolution of the Israel-Palestine issue.
Herzog congratulated Modi on the success of India’s G20 presidency and welcomed the launch of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC). The leaders engaged in discussions on bilateral ties and the regional economic corridor, showcasing the collaborative efforts between India and Israel.
The article also highlights Modi’s meetings with other world leaders during the COP28 Summit, including the UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Discussions ranged from climate action and finance to technology and multilateral governance reforms.
Modi’s interactions with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Sri Lanka President Ranil Wickremesinghe, and other global leaders were featured, underlining the significance of international cooperation in addressing pressing global challenges.
In a separate note, Modi thanked President Mohamed bin Zayed for co-hosting the high-level event on the Green Climate Programme (GCP) at COP28. He also extended an invitation to the UAE leader to attend the Vibrant Gujarat Summit scheduled for January.
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Source: Hindustan Times