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India-Russia discuss matters before annual summit

Alok Parekh

Prior to the yearly India-Russia highest point, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday had wide-running conversations covering the whole range of reciprocal relations with center around atomic, space, and protection organization.

The Minister of External Affairs of India, S. Jaishankar, was giving a speech at a joint press event. He said, “We are both cognizant of the multipolar and rebalanced nature of international relations today." In addition to this, he also added, “Much of our discussions today cover the preparations for President Putin's visit for the annual summit later this year. Our bilateral cooperation remains energetic and forward-looking. We talked about the longstanding partnership in nuclear, space, and defense sectors."
Both the nations have a system under which India's executive and the Russian president hold the highest point meeting every year to audit the whole array of ties. Up until this point, 20 yearly culmination gatherings have been held on the other hand in India and Russia.
When the Minister of External Affairs, Jaishankar, was talking about India’s ties with Afghanistan he said, “What happens in Afghanistan impacts India directly. A political solution should result in independent, sovereign, and united Afghanistan."

He further added that he had already spoken about the viewpoint of India over the Indo-Pacific region with Lavrov. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, "We discussed the peaceful settlement in Afghanistan, the situation in Syria, Iran, and Yemen. We hold in high regard the Russia-India relationship, including in the international area... [We are] grateful to [our] Indian partners for a responsible approach to international issues." While talking about the Russian S-400 missile deal, the minister said, “I didn't say that the US exercises pressure on India, but any other country that wants to sign agreements with Russia. We did not discuss these statements from the US. We said we will deepen our military and government to government cooperation. [We] discussed additional production of Russian military equipment with make in India."


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