Ukraine minister to visit India on April 9, What's on Agenda?
Ukraine minister to visit India on April 9, What's on Agenda?

NEW DELHI: Emine Dzhaparova, Ukraine's first deputy foreign minister, will arrive in India on Sunday for a four-day official visit, marking the country's first formal trip abroad more than a year after the Russian onslaught.

Dzhaparova will be in India from April 9 to 12, and during her trip, she's likely to ask for aid for her nation.

She will meet with Sanjay Verma, secretary (West) for the Foreign Affairs ministry, during her visit. They will chat about bilateral relations, trade opinions on the state of the world, and the situation in Ukraine, among other topics of mutual interest.

According to official sources, she would also meet with Deputy National Security Advisor Vikram Misri and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi.

"India and Ukraine cooperate on many different levels and in a cordial manner. Since the two nations' diplomatic ties were established 30 years ago, bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, education, culture, and defence has advanced significantly. The visit will be an opportunity to further shared interests and understanding, "It was stated in a statement.

Ukraine has requested India for more humanitarian aid, including medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and energy equipment, to repair power infrastructure damaged during the war. Dzhaparova will call on India to send a "strong message for peace" to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is due to visit India in July for a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit and is due back in September for a G20 summit, as per official a reports.

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