Tuesday, July 16, 2024

“I will discuss bilateral cooperation as well as regional & global issues with Putin”: PM Modi | Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News – N.F Times

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he will review all aspects of bilateral cooperation apart from discussing various regional and global issues with President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Russia.

In a statement ahead of his departure for Russia for the 22nd India-Russian Annual Summit and Austria, he said, ”I look forward to reviewing all aspects of bilateral cooperation with my friend President Vladimir Putin and sharing perspectives on various regional and global issues. We seek to play a supportive role in a peaceful and stable region. The visit will also provide me with an opportunity to meet the vibrant Indian community in Russia.”

Modi noted that the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia has advanced over the past ten years, including in the areas of energy, security, trade, investment, health, education, culture, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.

Mr Modi will reach Moscow this evening. President Putin is scheduled to hold a private dinner in his honour during which the two leaders will have wide-ranging talks in an informal setting.

Tomorrow, Modi will interface with the Indian community in Russia, pay respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in the Kremlin and visit an exhibition in Moscow. Thereafter, Modi and Mr Putin will have summit-level talks which will be followed by delegation-level talks between the two countries.

A whole range of issues, including defence, trade linkages, culture, education, civil nuclear cooperation, culture and people-to-people contacts, will be on the agenda. They will also discuss various global developments.

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