Brasilia: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday on the sidelines of BRICS summit held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Adding strength to India-Russia ties. PM @narendramodi and President Putin meet on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Brazil. @KremlinRussia_E,” tweeted PMO Office.
Adding strength to India-Russia ties.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 13, 2019
During the meeting, PM Modi decided that the first Bilateral Regional Forum at the level of Russian Provinces and Indian States should be held next year to dismantle the barriers of trade at regional level, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
The statement also read, the two leaders noted with satisfaction that the USD 25 billion target of bilateral trade by 2025 has already been achieved.
“I had an excellent meeting with President Putin. During our talks, we reviewed the full range of India-Russia relations. India and Russia are cooperating extensively in areas such as trade, security and culture. People of our nations will benefit due to close bilateral ties,” said Prime Minister Modi.
Both the leaders also reviewed the progress made in the field of Infrastructure particularly railways in context of raising the speed of the Nagpur-Secunderabad sector railway line. The leaders also noted with satisfaction the cooperation in defence sector and in the field of civil nuclear Energy. They welcomed the prospects of cooperation in civil nuclear energy in third countries, a statement read.
President Putin also reiterated the invitation to the Prime Minister to visit Moscow to participate in the Victory Day celebrations next year. PM Modi accepted the invitation with immense pleasure.