On the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Ukrainian President 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.
We have also agreed to exchange visits in the near future, considering the pandemic situation.
The parties noted the importance of mutual assistance in the fight against COVID-19. The head of the Ukrainian state expressed his gratitude to the Indian government for providing Ukraine with half a million doses of the Indian Covishield vaccine in February this year, thanks to which vaccination began in our country. Meeting participants also discussed possibilities for possible joint production of vaccines.
The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of India positively noted the significant growth of economic and investment cooperation between the two countries, despite the pandemic.
The leaders agreed to intensify the work of existing bilateral cooperation mechanisms, in particular, to hold a regular meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Business, Scientific, Technical, Industrial and Cultural Cooperation.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Narendra Modi discussed some aspects of practical cooperation in the military-technical sphere and aircraft construction.
Particular attention was given to issues of education and culture. The increased interest of Indian students for an education in Ukrainian higher education institutions, especially medical ones, was noted positively.