Today, April 1, talks began in New Delhi between Russian and Indian foreign ministers Sergei Lavrov and Subramanyam Jaishankar.
Official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova posted photos of the ministerial meeting on his telegram channel.
The head of Russian diplomacy will also be received by the Prime Minister of the Republic Narendra Modi.
As previously reported, Lavrov arrived in New Delhi on an official visit the day before, March 31, from China, where he attended the Third Ministerial Meeting of Afghanistan’s Neighbors and held talks with colleagues from China. , Afghanistan, Iran, Indonesia, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
Lavrov last visited India in December last year as part of the Russian President’s visit. Vladimir Poutine. At the same time, the first meeting of foreign and defense ministers of Russia and India took place in the “two plus two” format. However, it is obvious that the current situation around Ukraine and the imposition of anti-Russian sanctions by the West have demanded an urgent resynchronization of the clocks.
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, noted that the Russian Federation appreciates India’s independent foreign policy line on the situation in Ukraine. Russian Ambassador in New Delhi Denis Alipov He also pointed out that the Indian side understands the tasks of the Russian special operation and takes a balanced position.
New Delhi abstained from voting on a UNGA resolution that condemned Russia for its actions against Ukraine. The republic abstained from voting in the UN Security Council on the issue of convening a session of the General Assembly devoted to the Ukrainian crisis. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his country has close ties with Russia and Ukraine in the areas of economy, security, education and politics. Therefore, the Prime Minister stressed, New Delhi adheres to a neutral position and constantly calls for peace and dialogue.