Mexico wants UN panel, including secretary-general Guterres, Pope, PM Modi, borker peace between Russia, Ukraine

Updated: Sep 23 2022 8:26AM

Pittsburgh, Sep 23 (PTI) Mexico has proposed to the United Nations to set up a committee that would include India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to mediate permanent peace between Russia and Ukraine.

The proposal was put forward by Marcelo Luis Ebrard Casaubon, the foreign minister of Mexico, while participating in a UN Security Council debate on Ukraine in New York on Thursday.

This came days after Modi, who met Putin on the sidelines of the 22nd meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation in Uzbekistan's Samarkand, told the Russian leader that "today's era is not of war". The Indian prime minister's remarks have been welcomed by the western world including the United States, France and the United Kingdom.