Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit India this week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to India Apr 5-6, officials said on Monday

Apr 05, 2021
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to India Apr 5-6, officials said on Monday. In New Delhi, he will hold talks with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

"The two sides are developing an active political dialogue, trade and economic, as well as military and technical ties, scientific, cultural and humanitarian contacts. A considerable experience of fruitful cooperation in a wide range of areas has been accumulated. The interest of the Indian business in the Far East and other regions of Russia is growing," read an official statement issued by the Russian Embassy in India.

During the visit, Sergey Lavrov will discuss topical issues of bilateral relations with an emphasis on the forthcoming high and highest level meetings as well as the implementation of outcomes of the 20th Russian-Indian summit held on September 4-5, 2019 in Vladivostok.

The heads of the foreign ministries of Russia and India will exchange views on vital issues of the international and regional agenda, including interaction in the UN, the SCO, and BRICS, which is chaired by India this year, as well as the RIC. Important set of topics related to the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and Afghanistan will be discussed.

"India is a responsible and influential global player. We share the same vision of the model of the emerging polycentric world order. We attach great importance to collective work based on the principles of goodwill, consensus and equality, rejection of confrontation and bloc-type approaches. In the spirit of the special and privileged strategic partnership we regularly check the status of our positions and coordinate approaches on a wide range of issues, including reform of the global governance and strengthening the UN's central coordinating role in international affairs," said the embassy statement.

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