11 Apr 2023 15:07

Kiev hopes India will invite Zelensky to G20 summit, Ukrainian president requests phone call with Indian PM

MOSCOW. April 11 (Interfax) - Ukraine expects India, which presides over the G20 this year, to invite Ukrainian officials to the G20 summit, Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova, who is on a visit to New Delhi, said.

"We expect that India would be inviting Ukrainian officials to participate in the G20 events. For example, on the parliament level or on the leaders' level or on the ministers' level," Ukrainian media quoted Dzhaparova as saying in an interview with CNBC TV18.

"I think it's important to invite [Ukrainian] President [Vladimir] Zelensky for the G20 in September," she said.

India should play greater role globally and should play "greater role in Ukraine issue," Dzhaparova said.

"We believe that the first step towards it is the intensification of political dialogue on the highest level. And this visit is the first step towards this. And my president is requesting a phone conversation with prime minister. We are looking forward to welcome him in Kiev one day," Dzhaparova said.

"The whole spectrum of possible visits and contacts that would define a greater extent of political dynamic is of need," she said.