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Modi to virtually address Eastern Economic Forum plenary session in Russia in Sept

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo by SAM PANTHAKY/AFP via Getty Images)


Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will virtually address the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok early next month, Russia’s state-owned media reported on Wednesday, citing a source in the Indian embassy in Moscow.

The seventh EEF will be held on September 5-8 in Vladivostok.

Modi “will make a video address at a plenary session of the EEF,” the source was quoted as saying by the TASS news agency.

Modi delivered a video-address during the plenary session of the sixth EEF held on September 3 last year in Vladivostok. It may be recalled that Modi was the chief guest at the fifth EEF in 2019, the first by an Indian prime minister.

The source did not specify on the members of India’s delegation that will participate in the forum in-person. “Ambassador (of India to Moscow Pavan Kapoor) will visit the EEF and will probably head the delegation himself,” the source said. This year’s key topic of the EEF will be the development of the Far East and Russia in new economic and geopolitical conditions and the new format of interaction among countries in the multi-polar world.

The forum is organised by the Roscongress Foundation. Earlier, adviser to the Russian president and executive secretary of the EEF Organising Committee, Anton Kobyakov said representatives of the Russian and foreign business from 46 countries had confirmed their participation in the event.

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