Why Russia-India meeting matters for Middle East - analysis

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Why Russia-India meeting matters for Middle East - analysis
Lavrov arrived in Delhi on Thursday from China, where he had hailed Beijing as part of a new “multipolar, just, democratic world order.”
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Published: APRIL 2, 2022

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Indian leader Narendra Modi and praised India’s refusal to condemn Ukraine invasion last week in an important meeting. “The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, has afforded Russia’s foreign minister the honor of a meeting as Sergei Lavrov praised India’s refusal to condemn the Ukraine invasion,” the Guardian reported. What is more important is that this meeting shows how Russia is reaching out to countries it thinks it can work with. Lavrov called US and western sanctions “illegal” in the talks in Russia.

Lavrov arrived in Delhi on Thursday from China, where he had hailed Beijing as part of a new “multipolar, just, democratic world order.” This is a key point as Russia, Pakistan, China, Iran and other countries have been talking a lot recently about a “multipolar” world. While Russia has not received much support for its invasion of Ukraine, some countries like India have appeared less enthusiastic about joining the West in condemning Russia. This makes an impact in several areas. India has become closer to the US in the last decades, part of the general shift away from the politics of the Cold War and the non-aligned movement.

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