On the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi.
The interlocutors noted the importance of intensifying political contacts at the highest level in order to deepen the comprehensive partnership between Ukraine and India.
The parties agreed to exchange visits in the near future, taking into account the pandemic situation.
The parties emphasized the importance of mutual assistance in the fight against COVID-19. The Head of State expressed gratitude to the Government of India for granting Ukraine in February this year half a million doses of the Indian Covishield vaccine, due to which the vaccination has been launched in our country. Also, participants of the meeting discussed the possibilities of potential joint production of vaccines.
The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of India positively noted a significant increase in economic and investment cooperation between the two countries, despite the pandemic.
The leaders agreed to intensify the work of existing mechanisms of bilateral interaction, in particular to conduct a regular meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on trade, scientific, technical, industrial and cultural cooperation.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Narendra Modi also discussed separate aspects of practical interaction in the military-technical sphere and aircraft construction.
Particular attention was paid to education and culture. The parties positively noted the increased interest of Indian students in Ukrainian higher education institutions, in particular medical ones.