Europe News Desk!! Ukraine, which is facing the disaster of a year-long war with Russia, has sought medicines, medical equipment and other humanitarian assistance from India. The Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday that Ukraine’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Zafarova, who is on an official visit to India from April 10-12, handed over a letter written by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Minister of State for External Affairs Meenakshi Lekhi. On the issue of Indian medical students, Jafarova said that Ukraine would allow foreign medical students to take the Unified State Qualification Examination in their country of residence. During her meeting with Sanjay Verma, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, Jafarova briefed him about the current situation in Ukraine. Official sources said that the Ukrainian minister also proposed that the reconstruction of infrastructure in Ukraine could be an opportunity for Indian companies.
Verma said that India has provided medicines, medical equipment to Ukraine and will provide school buses and other material in future. Both sides agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office Consultations in Kiev on a mutually convenient date. Sources said that during the bilateral talks with Verma, Jafarova discussed economic, defence, humanitarian assistance as well as global issues of mutual interest. During the meeting of the Minister of Ukraine with Lekhi, it was agreed that the next Inter-Governmental Commission between the two countries would be held in India at a mutually convenient date.
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