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Modi seeks greater regional cooperation amid Russia-Ukraine war

Stability of world order in question, says Indian PM at BIMSTEC summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for closer collaboration between member states, particularly in view of the turmoil in Europe.   © EPA/Jiji

NEW DELHI -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said recent developments in Europe have raised a question mark over the stability of the international order, although he did not directly refer to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

"In this context, it has become important to make BIMSTEC regional cooperation more active," he said in a virtual address at the fifth summit of the seven-nation group called the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, hosted by current chair Sri Lanka.

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