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Ukraine wants India to be a part of Ukraine's peace-building process
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Ukraine wants India to be a part of Ukraine's peace-building process

| @indiablooms | 09 Jun 2024, 05:19 pm

Highlighting India's global standing as leader of the Global South, Ukraine's envoy Oleksandr Polishchuk on Friday said the nation needs India to be a part of the peace-building process.

He made the remark ahead of the peace conference in Switzerland.

While speaking to ANI the Ambassador said, “We need India in the peacebuilding process in Ukraine because the Indian leadership, India’s presence at the summit will reinforce all of the diplomatic forces around the world. And definitely, we need to find a peaceful solution and we need to create stable and prosperous conditions in Ukraine.”

Switzerland is hosting a summit on peace in Ukraine on June 15 and June 16 with the aim of developing a common understanding of a path towards a just and lasting peace in Ukraine.

“Definitely India will be present. This is what the Prime Minister said a couple of weeks ago. He confirms that India will be present but the level of presence will depend on timing, logistics and parallel commitment,” the envoy told the Indian news agency.

Zelenskyy congratulates Modi

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week to congratulate him on the success of the recently-held general elections. 

While thanking him, the PM reaffirmed India’s commitment to further strengthen its partnership with Ukraine.

"The two leaders underlined the need for continued close engagement and expand the mutually beneficial cooperation into newer areas for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries," read a government statement.

On the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the PM highlighted India’s people-centric approach and reiterated India’s support for all efforts for an early, peaceful and lasting resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

PM Narendra Modi, under whose leadership India won the Lok Sabha polls this time despite facing a tough challenge from oppositon's INDIA bloc, will take oath for the third straight term on Sunday in the presence of several foreign leaders and Indian politicians.

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