In his remarks to world leaders at the UN General Assembly, French President Emmanuel Macron said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was correct in telling Russian President Vladimir Putin that the moment is not time for war.
Mr. Modi informed Mr. Putin that “today’s era is not of war” when they spoke last week on the margins of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
“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. It is the collective time for our sovereign equal states to cope together with challenges we face,” Mr. Macron said during his address at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
At the UN General Assembly meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron informed international leaders that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was right when he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that now is not the time for war.
When the two met last week outside of the 22nd Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Mr. Modi informed Mr. Putin that “the present era is not one of war.”
“We will do our best to make it stop as soon as possible. However, unfortunately, the opposing side, the leadership of Ukraine, announced that it was abandoning the negotiation process and declared that it wants to achieve its goals by military means, ‘on the battlefield’, as they say. Nevertheless, we will always keep you informed of what is happening there,” Mr. Putin had said.