• Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Diplomacy

Key regional, global issues to figure in Modi-Putin talks in Russia

Modi will pay a two-day visit to Russia on July 8 and 9 to hold the 22nd India-Russia summit that will review the entire range of multi-faceted ties between the two countries.

Russian president Vladimir Putin with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP) (Photo by MONEY SHARMA/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

AHEAD of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia for an upcoming summit, India’s outgoing foreign secretary Vinay Kwatra on Friday (5) said issues of regional and global interest will be on the agenda of the talks between Modi and Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In a media briefing in New Delhi, he also said the annual India-Russia Summit is taking place after three years, and “we attach great importance to it”.

Modi will pay a two-day visit to Russia on July 8 and 9 to hold the 22nd India-Russia summit that will review the entire range of multi-faceted ties between the two countries.

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The India-Russia summit will provide opportunities to discuss a whole range of bilateral ties, including in defence, investment, education and culture, and people-to-people ties, Kwatra added. He also said that both sides are working on a series of outcome documents in connection with the 22nd India-Russia Summit.

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It will also be his first trip to that country since the beginning of Russia’s Ukraine war in February 2022 and the sixth overall. His last visit to Russia happened in 2019 when he went to Vladivostok to take part in an economic conclave.

From Russia, Modi will travel to Austria, which will be the first visit by an Indian prime minister to that country in 41 years, the ministry of external affairs said on Thursday (4).

(With PTI inputs)

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