Modi was right, this is not time for war: Emmanuel Macron

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French President Emmanuel Macron showed his support for India’s PM Narendra Modi’s statement against Russia’s war against Ukraine while speaking on the first day of the 77th session of UN General Assembly.

“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,” Macron said, as reported by the Economic Times.

As per report, Emmanuel further emphasized the need of an effective contract between the north and the south – a contract that is functional and respectful of food, biodiversity, and education.

“It’s no longer time for block thinking but to build a coalition of specific action to reconcile legitimate interests and common goods,” he added.

In reference to the Ukraine war, Macron said: “Russia is today seeking to uphold a double standard, but the war in Ukraine must not be a conflict that leaves anyone indifferent.”

French president also remarked about non-aligned states on the Ukraine-Russia conflict by saying, “There are countries that have chosen a form of neutrality vis-a-vis this war. Those who are saying that they’re non-aligned are wrong. They are making a historic error.”

He further suggested that by limiting the use of the veto in case of major crimes, there is a hope that the global community will adhere to the UN Security Council’s reforms.

On 16 September, Indian PM Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of SCO Samarkand summit where he told the Russian leader that “today’s era is not of war”.