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NSA Doval came in Jeddah on Saturday to take part in a meeting of national security advisors and other government representatives to talk about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

The NSA stated during the discussion that India has consistently engaged both Russia and Ukraine at the highest levels since the start of the war. According to him, the nation backs a world order founded on the values set forth in the UN Charter and international law. He said, according to sources, “Respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity by all states must be upheld without exception.”

According to the NSA, all peace initiatives including all parties must be continued in order to achieve a fair and long-lasting resolution to the conflict.

He claimed that the problem is mostly affecting the Global South and the entire world. India helps its neighbours in the Global South economically while also offering humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

India has always encouraged communication and diplomacy to resolve the Russia-Ukraine issue. The NSA claimed that this was the only path towards peace.

The meeting must deal with two challenges at once: how to resolve the issue and how to mitigate its effects. According to sources within the NSA, “efforts must be directed on both fronts simultaneously and much more groundwork is needed to ensure this.”

There are currently a number of peace initiatives. Although each offers certain advantages, none are agreed upon by both parties. Whether a solution that is agreeable to all pertinent stakeholders can be discovered is the main issue that needs to be addressed at the discussion.

Suhel Khan, the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Mohammed Shahid Alam, the consul general, met Doval on Saturday at the Jeddah airport.

“Shri Ajit Doval, the NSA, came in Jeddah to participate in a meeting of national security advisers on Ukraine. Ambassador Dr. Suhel Khan and Consul General Mohd Shahid Alam met him at the airport in Jeddah, according to a tweet from the Indian Embassy in Riyadh.

The NSA Ukraine meeting is being held in the seaside city of Jeddah to talk about the peace proposal put forth by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the midst of the current conflict with Russia.

India’s participation in the summit was officially announced by the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday.

According to MEA spokeswoman Arindam Bagchi, “India will take part in this event and our participation is in consonance with our long-standing position that dialogue and diplomacy is the way forward.”

At a press conference for the Ministry of External Affairs, Bagchi responded to a query with, “Yes, India has been invited to a meeting being hosted by Saudi Arabia on Ukraine in Jeddah.

Dmitri Peskov, a spokesman for the Kremlin, was quoted as saying by Russia’s state-run Tass news agency that his country will “keep an eye on this meeting” but that it first needed to “fully understand what goals are being set.”

The Wall Street Journal broke the news of the meeting on July 29 citing “diplomats involved in the discussion” and stated that the summit would take place on August 5 and 6 in Jeddah with participation from about 30 nations.

According to the WSJ, Ukrainian and Western officials are optimistic that the efforts will result in a peace summit later this year when world leaders would formally adopt consensus principles for putting an end to the conflict.

According to WSJ, among the 30 invited parties for the Jeddah meeting are Chile, Egypt, the European Union, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zambia.

According to Al Jazeera, Zelenskyy’s chief of staff, Andriy Yermak, stated on Sunday that representatives from several nations would attend the Saudi Arabian summit but did not specify when or where the gathering will take place.


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