Russian President Vladimir Putin has said India is one of the authoritative centres of the multipolar world with a foreign policy philosophy and priorities that are closely aligned with Russia’s own.
Mr Putin said this at a ceremony in the Kremlin yesterday, when the Indian ambassador to Russia Pavan Kapoor presented credentials to the President.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Putin said, next week, he is visiting India and during talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they will outline new large-scale initiatives for the further development of the especially privileged Russian-Indian relationship, the Russian-Indian strategic partnership.
He further said, this partnership brings real mutual benefit to both states and bilateral trade shows good dynamics, ties are actively developing in the energy sector, innovation, space, and the production of coronavirus vaccines and medicines. There is extensive cooperation in the defence sector, including through the creation of joint ventures, he added.
The Russian President added that he is convinced that, relying on strong traditions of friendship and mutual understanding, they will continue working together to expand the full range of Russian-Indian ties.
President Putin will arrive in New Delhi on an official visit on 6th of December for the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister Modi.
Earlier, MEA Spokesman Arindam Bagchi informed that the leaders would review the state and prospects of bilateral relations and discuss ways to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.