Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pays Tribute To Mahatma Gandhi At Rajghat In Maiden India Visit

New Delhi: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi during his two-day maiden visit to India on Wednesday.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar extended an invitation to his Ukrainian counterpart to visit India, a fact affirmed both in the ministry’s statement and reiterated by Minister Kuleba himself through a social media post upon his arrival in the national capital.

In his social media update, Kuleba underscored his role as a mediator between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the pursuit of a peaceful resolution with Russia amid Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Taking to X, Kuleba wrote, “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.”

Throughout his visit, Kuleba is scheduled to engage in various activities as outlined by the foreign ministry, including discussions with Jaishankar and the Deputy National Security Advisor, encompassing bilateral cooperation and mutual interests in regional and global affairs. Furthermore, he is expected to interact with representatives from the business community.

Before embarking on his trip to New Delhi, the Ukrainian foreign minister said in a briefing that Kyiv regards India as “an important global power with a powerful international voice.”

Earlier on the occasion of Holi, Kuleba extended greetings to the country for the festival and announced his forthcoming visit to India later in the week upon the invitation of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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