20 Jan 2024

What did S Jaishankar say on Israel-Palestine issue at Non-Aligned Summit?

During the 19th Non-Aligned Movement summit in Uganda's capital Kampala, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the Israel-Palestine issue, emphasizing the need of finding a lasting solution to the violence in Gaza. He urged the consideration of a two-nation approach to address the ongoing crisis.

His statement came in the background of criticism of Israeli attacks on Gaza Strip during the 19th Non-Aligned Movement summit. Jaishankar highlighted the need for immediate relief for those most affected by the humanitarian crisis. He also underscored the unacceptability of actions such as terrorism and hostage-taking.

In his address, the Foreign Minister also drew attention to the broader issue of conflict, referring to the Ukraine crisis. He stressed that modern conflicts, regardless of their location, have far-reaching consequences globally.

Reflecting on the changing world and the evolving capabilities and confidence of nations, Jaishankar emphasized the importance of the Non-Aligned Movement, now in its seventh decade. He called for a bolder approach in asserting rights and making demands, emphasizing that collaboration and mutual strengthening among nations can contribute to positive global change.

Additionally, Jaishankar highlighted the necessity of United Nations reform, reinforcing the importance of addressing and adapting to the current geopolitical landscape.

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