New Delhi: Volodymyr Zelenskyy – The President of Ukraine has reached out to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and wrote to him about seeking additional aid for humanitarian purposes along with medical equipment from India.
On Wednesday, the External Affairs Ministry of India stated that during the recent three-day visit of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Emine Dzhaparova to India, she passed the letter from President Zelenskyy to the Union Minister of External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi.
A statement released by the External Affairs Ministry outlined that the Ukrainian Minister met with Meenakshi Lekhi, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture.
The Minister discussed various aspects of mutual interest, international issues, and bilateral relationships. During the meeting, Minister Dzhaparova handed over a letter from President Zelenskyy to PM Narendra Modi requesting additional aid and supplies of medical equipment and goods.
The statement further noted that the next Inter-Governmental Commission would be held between New Delhi and Kyiv on a mutually convenient date in India. Minister Lekhi and Dzharapova also exchanged thoughts and opinions on their mutual interests and issues in front of both nations globally.
On her part, MoS Lekhi took to her official Twitter handle to reflect the wording of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, last September that today’s era is not of war. Furthermore, Minister Lekhi also assured the Ukrainian Minister to provide enhanced assistance to Ukraine.
In her part, Minister Lekhi Tweeted that she was pleased to welcome Dy MEA to India. During the meeting, mutual areas of concern and interests were discussed, along with topics such as women empowerment and cultural ties.
On the other hand, Ukrainian Minister Dzhaparove also reached out to her Twitter handle and stated that she had a fruitful meeting with her Indian counterpart Lekhi. She said that Indian ministers were briefed on the efforts by Ukraine to tackle unprovoked fights and aggression. Various field discussions were also mentioned during the meeting.
During her visit, Dzhaparova also met with the Secretary (West), MEA Sanjay Verma and discussed bilateral agendas such as economic and global issues and mutual interest.