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World News | No choice, will support Ukraine: Dutch FM Wopke

Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra.

Ashoke Raj

New Delhi [India]March 2 (ANI): During the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (FMM) in Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra interacted with the media shortly after the meeting on Thursday and expressed his continued support for Ukraine.

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Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra further stressed that there is no alternative, we must support Ukraine for the EU and the world.

“Ukraine has no choice, this war is also a litmus test for the Europeans and the Dutch. We will continue to support Ukraine,” he said.

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Russia launched the invasion on February 24 last year and the war continues… The Dutch foreign minister said the risks to world safety and security were high.

He added: “Ukraine can only be successfully negotiated at the negotiating table if it succeeds, and there is much more at stake than Ukrainian sovereignty.”

According to reports, recently, the Netherlands passed an order to close the Russian trade office in Amsterdam and asked Russian diplomats to leave the country.

India is hosting the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which will host many foreign dignitaries.

Earlier, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar welcomed foreign representatives to the Group of Twenty Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (G20FMM) on Thursday.

He welcomed U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang, Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero, Mauritian Foreign Minister Alan Ghanou, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandol and Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez.

Lavrov will hold a news conference in Delhi, just before that of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“Blinken will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and plans to meet Jaishankar.

The Russo-Ukrainian war is expected to be on Blinken’s agenda. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a Syndicated News feed, the body of content may not have been modified or edited by LatestLY staff)

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