Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said that countries across the world are impressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for diplomacy and dialogue to resolve conflicts. Speaking to the media, Goyal said he would not comment on the discussions between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, but said PM Modi’s continued calls to engage in diplomacy and dialogue to resolve conflicts is being implemented by countries around the world.
“…I would not like to comment on any engagement or discussion between the US and China, but I can certainly see that all countries of the world are deeply impressed by Prime Minister Modi’s call to action, both in dialogue and engagement. Diplomacy to resolve conflicts in the context and strive to end various conflicts around the world…” Goyal, who was speaking at the Informal Dialogue of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders on Sustainability, Climate and Equitable Energy Transition in San Representing India in. Francisco said.
This comes a day after the meeting between Biden and Xi on the sidelines of the APEC meeting, almost a year after they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, made headlines across the world.
“We’re back to direct, open candid direct communication on a direct basis,” Biden said. He said Xi agreed to high-level communications, as reported by Reuters. “He and I agreed that each of us could pick up the phone call directly and we would be heard immediately,” he said.
Hours after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping, Biden said he still considered him a ‘dictator’. He said this when asked during a press conference whether he had the same opinion about Xi as before, to which Biden said, “Well, he is, I mean he is in that sense.” A dictator in the U.S. is a person who is running a country, a communist country, based on a form of government that is completely different from ours.”
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