PM Modi thanks Polish President for providing assistance in evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine

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new Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke with Polish President Andrzej Duda and thanked him for providing assistance in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine.

The Prime Minister thanked President Duda for the assistance provided by Poland in the evacuation of Indian nationals from Ukraine, and for the special gesture of easing the visa requirement for Indian nationals traveling from Ukraine to Poland, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). ) read a statement from. ,

Prime Minister Modi expressed particular appreciation for the warm welcome and convenience extended to Indian citizens by Polish citizens at this difficult time.

Referring to the traditionally friendly relations between the two countries, the Prime Minister recalled the assistance extended by Poland in the wake of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, the release said.

He also recalled the exemplary role played by the Maharaja of Jamnagar in rescuing several Polish families and young orphans during the Second World War.

Prime Minister Modi informed President Duda that General (Dr.) VK Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation, would be posted as his special envoy to Poland to oversee the evacuation efforts of Indian nationals.

The Prime Minister reiterated India’s persistent appeal for an end to hostilities and a return to talks. They stressed the importance of respecting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, the release said.

Earlier, India sent the first tranche of humanitarian aid to Ukraine through Poland, informed Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla. The consignment included medicines, medical equipment and other relief materials. (ANI)

First published:March 2, 2022, 12:37 am

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