India and Russia today agreed to work closely in various sectors including security, nuclear energy and disaster management. In a joint media statement after India Russia Inter Governmental Commission meeting in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, the progress made in implementation of agreements signed between the two countries in Goa last year during the BRICS Summit was discussed.
She said, the future roadmap is being implemented enthusiastically and over 100 items have been identified. Ms Swaraj said, Ministries, Departments and private sector are coming together to celebrate 70th year of Indo-Russian diplomatic relations. She said, forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to St. Petersburg was also discussed during the meeting.
In his statement, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dimitry Rogozin said, relationship between India and Russia is very dynamic and strengthening trade and economic cooperation was discussed between him and Ms Swaraj. He said, the two countries will further cooperate in sectors like agriculture, aviation and space.
Mr Rogozin arrived in New Delhi this morning on a one day visit to attend IRIGC-TEC meeting. He is scheduled to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day.