Foreign Affairs
India-UAE Unite for Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza

India has endorsed a call for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza in a joint statement with the United Arab Emirates. The statement came after UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit to Gujarat.

It touched upon India-UAE partnership points, including the note on Memorandums of Understanding signed by the two heads of government. Both Modi and Al Nahyan emphasized the importance of multilateralism and collective action for a just, rules-based global order.

The Indian side congratulated the UAE for its successful tenure as a UN Security Council member and commended its efforts, including the adoption of resolution 2720 concerning the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

India and Israel have signed a bilateral document urging for a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza to allow safe, unhindered, and expanded humanitarian access. This is a rare line to have been included in a UN statement, as India has not mentioned the “ceasefire” in any national statements on voting about the violence in Gaza.

India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ruchira Kamboj, stated that the ongoing conflict has led to large-scale loss of civilian lives, especially women and children, and has resulted in an alarming humanitarian crisis.

India also attributed the scale of the loss of civilian lives to Hamas’s terror attack and called for the unconditional release of hostages held by the Palestinian militant group.

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