Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to India from March 31 to April 1, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) announced on Wednesday.
“Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov will pay an official visit to New Delhi on 31 March -1 April 2022,” reads the short announcement released by MEA.
It would be the highest-level visit from Russia to India after Moscow launched its military offensive against Ukraine on February 24.
Lavrov is expected to travel to India after completing a two-day visit to China.
Lavrov’s visit to India coincides with that of US Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.
Truss will visit India on Thursday while Singh is visiting India from March 30-31.
German Foreign and Security Policy Advisor Jens Plotner is also in India today and is set to meet NSA Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla shortly.