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Visit to Russia will deepen ties, strengthen strategic partnership, says PM Modi

Visit to Russia will deepen ties, strengthen strategic partnership, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed for a significant three-day visit to Russia and Austria. The trip aims to bolster India's strategic partnerships and explore avenues for cooperation in various sectors.

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Visit to Russia will deepen ties, strengthen strategic partnership, says PM Modi Visit to Russia will deepen ties, strengthen strategic partnership, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has departed for a significant three-day diplomatic tour to Russia and Austria, aiming to strengthen India's ties with both nations.

In Russia, Modi will meet with President Vladimir Putin to review bilateral cooperation and discuss regional and global issues. The visit aims to reinforce the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries, which has seen advancements in energy, security, trade, and other sectors over the past decade.

Following his Russian engagement, Modi will travel to Austria - marking the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to the country in over 40 years. He is scheduled to meet with President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Karl Nehammer. The Prime Minister emphasised Austria's role as a "steadfast and reliable partner" sharing ideals of democracy and pluralism with India.

In Austria, Modi plans to explore opportunities in innovation, technology, and sustainable development. He will also engage with business leaders from both countries to discuss trade and investment prospects.

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar highlighted the importance of resuming the annual summit tradition with Russia, noting the significant growth in economic relations between the two nations.

Throughout his journey, Modi expressed his intention to interact with Indian communities in both countries, recognising their contributions and maintaining connections with the diaspora.

Edited By: Aparmita
Published On: Jul 08, 2024