Russian FM Sergey Lavrov To Visit India; Meeting With Jaishankar Tomorrow


New Delhi: As the war in Ukraine continues for over a month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be in India for a two-day official visit on Thursday. He is expected to meet and hold talks with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on Friday.

This is Lavrov’s first trip to India since Moscow’s launched offensive in Ukraine last month. The Russian Foreign Minister is expected to arrive in New Delhi on Thursday evening after concluding his two-day China visit.

Lavrov’s visit comes soon after China’s foreign minister Wang Yi visit to India last week and ahead of the 2+2 dialogues set to be held between India and the US on April 11.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, in China, Lavrov held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and both sides pledged to strengthen bilateral ties. Lavrov informed the Chinese side of the Russia-Ukraine talks, saying Russia is committed to easing the tensions, continuing peace talks with Ukraine, and maintaining communication with the international community.

Russian Foreign Minister participated in two multinational meetings on Afghanistan along with representatives from Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Lavrov also held meetings with representatives from China and Pakistan and attended a separate meeting of the “Extended Troika” with special Afghan envoys from China and the US.

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