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PM Modi Anticipates Russia Visit Next Year: Jaishankar Informs Putin of Mutual Date Convenience.

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Putin said the domestic political calendar in India is “difficult and complex”—the Lok Sabha elections are due next year—but expressed hope that despite the alignment of political forces, traditional friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries will remain.

During his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar assured the Kremlin leader that PM Modi looked forward to visiting Russia at a “mutually convenient” date next year. After not attending the annual summit for the second consecutive year, Putin, on his part, has invited PM Modi to visit the country.

The External Affairs Minister also gave Putin a letter sent by PM Modi. “Please allow me to extend personal greetings on behalf of PM Modi. Certainly, Mr. President, he looks forward to visiting Russia next year. I am sure we will find a date that is mutually convenient to the political calendars of both countries. Jaishankar said this is something he is definitely looking forward to.

On Wednesday, Putin told Jaishankar in the Kremlin that despite all the turmoil happening in the world, the relations of the people of India with their traditional friends in Asia are gradually developing.

“We will be glad to see our friend, Mr. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Russia. We will be able to discuss all current issues and talk about the prospects for the development of Russian-Indian relations,” Putin had told Jaishankar.

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Putin said the domestic political calendar in India is “difficult and complex”—the Lok Sabha elections are due next year—but expressed hope that despite the alignment of political forces, traditional friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries will remain. Will stay.

Meanwhile, Jaishankar said, “I would like to take this opportunity to share with you aspects of the progress made over the last two days, which I had the opportunity to discuss with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov and today with Russia’s FM Sergei Lavrov. I would like to highlight the progress we have made in business, whose turnover exceeds $50 billion and whose potential is now beginning to be seen. Therefore, it is important that we give it a more sustainable character.

Jaishankar’s meeting with Putin is being considered important as the Russian President does not usually meet visiting foreign ministers. The External Affairs Minister was also accompanied by Ambassador to Russia Pawan Kapoor and Joint Secretary in Charge of Russia in the Ministry of External Affairs, Charanjit Singh.

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