Mumbai: After German Navy’s Frigate Bayern F217 arrived in India on Friday, Berlin’s ambassador Walter J Lindner said that peace is an important aspect in the Pacific region and International Sea laws should be respected and maintained by all 32 nations.
The warship was received by Maharashtra’s minister for Protocol, Tourism, and Environment Aditya Thackeray and German Ambassador Lindner.
“It’s important that you send out messages and the message is, we need free maritime routes, because we need some stability in the supply chains and it is very important. Secondly, peace in the region is very important,” Lindner told ANI.
“And third, the respect of our international order-based system is also important. There are 32 countries in this area, and it’s important that these countries respect International Sea Law, so that we have a stable, peaceful region. So, that’s why it’s not a routine visit. It’s something which comes in time,” he added.