Indian Ambassador to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti has called on Ukrainian farmers to export lentil to India.
“In 2015, Canada exported 500,000 tons of lentil to India. If Canada can export lentil, why doesn’t Ukraine export it?” he said at a roundtable in the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv.
“India’s population is mainly vegetarians, and lentil for them is the main source of protein”, he said.
The ambassador also called on Ukrainian educational institutions to open their branches in India, as India needed skilled specialists.
He pointed out the potential of Ukrainian engineering in India.
“I have recently returned from Lviv where I visited Elektronmash. This company has a huge potential in India where transport corridors are being actively developed”, he said.
The ambassador mentioned traditional cooperation in the aviation and space sectors.
“I would like Ukraine to attentively study the opportunities for cooperation with India. We are ready to provide consultations and tell how to develop business in India”, he said.
He also focused on the potential of cooperation in the pharmaceutical and medical spheres.
“Complicated surgeries in India are cheaper than in Europe”, he said. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)