EAM Jaishankar meets Ukranian counterpart Kuleba

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 29-03-2024 13:35 IST | Created: 29-03-2024 13:35 IST
EAM Jaishankar meets Ukranian counterpart Kuleba
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Ukraine's Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba in New Delhi on Friday as part of a bilateral engagement.

Kuleba, who arrived here on Thursday, is on a two-day visit to India.

''Welcome FM @DmytroKuleba of Ukraine to Hyderabad House. Look forward to our discussions today,'' Jaishankar posted on X ahead of their talks.

The external affairs minister also shared a photograph of him shaking hands with his Ukranian counterpart at the Hyderabad House.

Kuleba's visit comes amid efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to the over two-year-old Russia-Ukraine conflict.

On Thursday, Kuleba had posted on X, ''I began my visit to New Delhi upon @DrSJaishankar's invitation. The Ukrainian-Indian cooperation is important and we will be reinvigorating ties. Building on the dialogue between @ZelenskyyUa and @NarendraModi, we will pay specific attention to the Peace Formula.'' During his weekly press briefing, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal, in response to a query on Kuleba's visit, on Thursday said there will be a ''bilateral engagement with the external affairs minister in which they will go over a gamut of issues that lie in the domain of bilateral relations''.

They will also ''review the Inter-governmental Commission that was held earlier,'' he had said.

The two leaders will also discuss regional and global issues of common concern, Jaiswal had said, adding that there are several other engagements also lined up for the Ukrainian foreign minister.

''Our position is very clear on peace initiatives and how we look at the Ukraine-Russia conflict. We continue to encourage peaceful resolution of the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy and remain open to engaging all ways and means that would help achieve this objective,'' the MEA spokesperson had said on a query on India's position on the Peace conference in Switzerland.

The peace formula proposed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in 2022 follows 10 principles aimed at ensuring a just and lasting peace in Ukraine.

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