India-Ukraine Relation / India is a global power…why is the visit of Ukraine's Foreign Minister important?

Zoom News : Mar 28, 2024, 11:40 AM
India-Ukraine Relation: Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba is coming to India on Thursday. This is his first visit to India. His visit will take place amid efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Russia-Ukraine war that has been going on for more than two years. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Wednesday that his visit was accompanied by External Affairs Minister S. It is happening on the invitation of Jaishankar. On his upcoming visit to India, Dmytro Kuleba said, ...this will be my first visit to India, this will be the first visit of a Ukrainian Foreign Minister to India in 7 years. The objective of this visit is to strengthen Ukraine-India relations. He said, Ukraine sees India as an important global power with a powerful international voice. We believe that closer cooperation will benefit both countries.

What did India's Foreign Ministry say?

India's Ministry of External Affairs said that during the visit, Kuleba will attend a number of engagements, including official meetings with the External Affairs Minister and the Deputy National Security Advisor to discuss matters related to bilateral partnership and cooperation on regional and global issues of mutual interest. According to this, he is also expected to hold talks with the business community.

The Foreign Minister of Ukraine had posted a video on X on March 25 and said that he would be making his first visit to India. He had also said in the video, my visit will further strengthen our relations. Describing Ukraine and India as two big democracies, Kuleba had said, I am confident that we are ready to become good partners and friends.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had separate talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on March 20. He had said that dialogue and diplomacy are the only way forward to resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict. PM Modi spoke on phone call to congratulate Putin for winning for the fifth time in the recent elections. After this he called Zelensky and informed about India's continued support for all efforts for peace and early resolution.

India has not been in favor of war

Ukraine is aware this time that India is not in favor of war. India has been neutral in the war between Russia and Ukraine. After this entire war, India's relations with Russia and Ukraine have been as strong as they were before. Ukraine knows that India can play a big role in stopping the war. Ukrainian President Zelensky has also demanded India to play the role of peacemaker.