The External Affairs Ministry of India reiterated the government’s stance on Thursday about Israel’s continued siege of Gaza’s main hospital. The need to protect civilians and uphold humanitarian law has always been emphasized by India, according to MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke today in New Delhi, where he lamented the deaths of civilians in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas and urged more regional unity in the face of the growing problems in West Asia.
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned recent terrorist attacks like Hamas’s on Israel on October 7 during the opening session of the 2nd Voice of the Global South Summit.
As we can all see, new challenges are emerging due to developments in the West Asia region. India severely opposed the October 7 terrorist incident in Israel. Also, we’ve been quite cautious. We have stressed the need for communication and diplomacy.
In addition to providing humanitarian aid, we have had conversations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Now is the time for the countries of the Global South to unite for the benefit of all people, he said.
Nearly 12,000 people have died in the Israel-Hamas battle since it started on October 7, when Hamas militants entered Israel by land, air, and sea and slaughtered thousands of civilians while kidnapping hundreds more.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, has pledged to “wipe out Hamas” but has denied that Tel Aviv wants to establish control over Gaza.
The External Affairs Ministry of India reiterated the government’s stance on Thursday about Israel’s continued siege of Gaza’s main hospital.
The need to protect civilians and uphold humanitarian law has always been emphasized by India, according to MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi.
In addition to the 38 tons of humanitarian aid already sent to Gaza, the MEA official said India will give further supplies.
Modi said that the Global South has always existed geographically but is now being heard for the first time because of collective action. Even though there are over a hundred of us, we all have the same top priorities. We hoped the G20 Summit last year would be a time when “development of the people, by the people, and for the people” would be the central theme.
The phrase “Global South” refers to a collection of countries in the Southern Hemisphere (Asia, Africa, and South America) with various levels of economic development. Poverty, inequality, and a lack of resources are common challenges for many emerging countries.
The summit is occurring online. Prime Minister Narendra Modi presided over the event. It will be followed by four simultaneous ministerial sessions beginning at 12.30 pm. There will be sessions for EAM, IT, education, finance, and the environment. In the afternoon, there will be a total of four more cabinet sessions happening at the same time. These will get underway at four o’clock. The EAM and the Ministers of Commerce, Energy, and Health will have further sessions. At 6:30, the day’s last session for leaders will begin.