The Russian Embassy has said in its statement that a special strategic partnership with India is one of Russia’s foreign policy priorities.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lovrov and India’s Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (File photo-PTI)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit India on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation. The Russian Foreign Minister is on a two-day (5-6 April) visit to India, in which he will discuss bilateral relations and review preparations for the India-Russia annual meeting to be held this year. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister would be an excellent opportunity to discuss important aspects of relations between the two countries and regional and international issues of mutual interest.
According to the Russian Embassy in India, “the foreign ministers of the two countries will discuss the current state of bilateral relations, preparations for the annual meeting to be held this year, cooperation in the fight against the Corona epidemic, issues of regional and global importance.” Also, there will be a review on the relationship between Russia and India in international forums including the United Nations and BRICS. ” Earlier, S Jaishankar wrote on Twitter, “On 5-6 April, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lovrov will visit India. In New Delhi, he will talk to the External Affairs Minister (S. Jaishankar). “
The Russian Embassy has said in its statement that a special strategic partnership with India is one of Russia’s foreign policy priorities. According to the statement, “The two sides are actively promoting political dialogue, trade and economic, military and technical relations, relations on scientific, cultural and human aspects”.
The statement said that the Russian Foreign Minister will also discuss the implementation of the decisions of the 20th Russia-India Summit held in September last year. Issues related to the situation in the Asia Pacific region and Afghanistan between the two countries will also be discussed. Loverov’s visit to India is happening shortly after India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited Russia. Loverov is also scheduled to visit Pakistan after his visit to India.
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