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India would do everything within its means to support peaceful solution to Ukraine conflict: Modi to Zelenskyy

Bari (Italy), June 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed to Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a meeting that India would continue to do everything within its means to support a peaceful solution to the Ukraine conflict and that the way to peace is through “dialogue and diplomacy”.
The upcoming Swiss peace conference for Ukraine also figured in the Modi-Zelenskyy talks held on the margins of the G7 summit in Italy’s Apulia and the Ukranian president thanked the prime minister for sending a high-level delegation to the conclave in over the weekend in Switzerland.
In the meeting, Modi told Zelenskyy that India believes in a “human-centric” approach. The two leaders exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine and the upcoming Summit on Peace being hosted by Switzerland.
In a post on ‘X’, the Ukranian president said he and Modi talked about the Peace Summit and issues on its agenda and that he thanked the Indian prime minister for sending a high-level delegation to it.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra were part of Modi’s delegation at the talks.
Modi described the meeting with the Ukranian president as “very productive” and said India is eager to “further cement” bilateral relations with Ukraine.
“Regarding the ongoing hostilities, reiterated that India believes in a human-centric approach and believes that the way to peace is through dialogue and diplomacy,” Modi said on ‘X’.
It is learnt that Zelenskyy briefed Modi on various aspects of the conflict.
The Ukranian readout said the two leaders discussed the development of bilateral relations and the possibility of exchanging experience in the use of new technologies in agriculture. (PTI)

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