PM Modi, Russian President hold telephonic conversation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin today who had conveyed his greetings on the occasion of Mr Modi’s birthday. Prime Minister Modi expressed his warm appreciation for the gesture.
Both leaders reiterated their strong commitment to further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia.
They expressed appreciation for the continued momentum in bilateral interactions despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, they referred to the recent productive visits to Moscow by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankar.
Prime Minister Modi thanked President Putin for the successful Russian Chairmanship of the SCO and BRICS this year. He conveyed his eagerness to participate in the forthcoming SCO and BRICS Summit later this year, as well as the Council of SCO Heads of Government to be hosted by India.
Mr Modi thanked President Putin for his personal commitment to strengthening bilateral relations with India. He said he looked forward to welcoming President Putin in India for the next bilateral summit at a mutually convenient date.