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India Participates in the Summit on Peace in Ukraine

Shri Pavan Kapoor, Secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs, represented India at the Summit on Peace in Ukraine, hosted by Switzerland at Burgenstock on June 15-16, 2024. India attended the Opening and Closing Plenary Sessions of the Summit but did not align itself with any communique or document that emerged. This highlights India’s consistent and independent approach to achieving a peaceful resolution to the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

India’s Commitment to Peaceful Resolution

India’s participation in the Summit, along with its involvement in previous NSA/Political Director-level meetings based on Ukraine’s Peace Formula, demonstrates its commitment to a lasting and peaceful resolution. India advocates for sincere and practical engagement between the conflicting parties, emphasizing that dialogue and diplomacy are crucial for achieving lasting peace.

Continued Engagement with Stakeholders

India remains engaged with all stakeholders and both parties involved in the conflict, actively contributing to efforts aimed at establishing early and enduring peace. The participation in such high-level meetings underscores India’s dedication to fostering dialogue and diplomatic solutions in international conflicts.

Ukraine : key points

Capital: Kyiv

President: Volodymyr Zelensky

Currency: Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

Official Language: Ukrainian

Population: Approximately 41 million

Geography: Located in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova.

Independence: Declared on August 24, 1991, following the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Major Cities: Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Dnipro, Lviv

Economy: Mixed economy with significant sectors in agriculture, heavy industry, and IT services.

Conflict: Ongoing conflict with Russia since 2014, primarily over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine regions.

International Relations: Member of the United Nations, Council of Europe, OSCE, and aspiring member of the European Union and NATO.

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