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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit India later this month, around the time when the Russia-Ukraine war will mark its one-year anniversary. On Monday, his Foreign and Security Policy Advisor, Jens Plötner, emphasized that Delhi’s voice is “clearly heard” and “listened to” in Moscow, which holds significant importance.

Scholz’s visit to India is scheduled for the last week of February, with the potential dates being February 25-26. This timing is significant as the Russia-Ukraine war will mark its one-year anniversary on February 24. Scholz’s first standalone visit to India indicates the country’s important role in Berlin’s strategic calculations.

During his meeting with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on Monday to prepare for Scholz’s visit, Plötner highlighted the cooperation between the two countries in various areas, including climate change, economic potential, and geopolitics.

He also emphasized the global implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, including potential food shortages and soaring energy prices. Plötner stressed the importance of upholding the rules-based international order and working together to address the world disorder.

When asked about India’s possible role in mediating between Russia and Ukraine, Plötner expressed admiration for Indian diplomacy but emphasized the need for Russian willingness to stop the war.

Plötner also acknowledged India’s important role in addressing tensions along the India-China border and expressed the need for dialogue rather than arms in the region. He and Doval also discussed the situation in Afghanistan.

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