Ukraine President Writes to PM Modi for Additional Humanitarian Aid

Ukraine President Writes to PM Modi for Additional Humanitarian Aid

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested India for additional medicines and medical equipment.

The letter came during the three-day visit to India by Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Emine Dzhaparova, when she met Union Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi, a statement from the foreign ministry said on April 12. Both the ministers exchanged views on bilateral and global issues of mutual interest. Cultural ties and women empowerment also figured in the discussion.

“The Ukrainian Deputy FM also proposed that rebuilding infrastructure in Ukraine could be an opportunity for Indian companies,” the statement added. It added that the next Inter-Governmental Commission between New Delhi and Kyiv would be held in India on a mutually convenient date.

India has assured of providing enhanced humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

During her visit, Emine Dzhaparova held bilateral talks with Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West), MEA. The bilateral agenda included spheres such as economic, defence, humanitarian assistance, and global issues of mutual interest. The Ukraine deputy foreign minister briefed the Secretary (West) about the prevailing situation in Ukraine. The two sides agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office Consultations in Kyiv on a mutually convenient date, according to a statement released by the MEA.