Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on an ongoing visit to Russia for an informal summit. He is going to have a meeting with the President, Vladimir Putin, in Sochi and they’re going to discuss the bilateral relationship between the two countries and the chance for mutual development. This is Modi’s fourth visit to Russia and the two leaders last met on June 2017. The visit is expected to last one day which entailed after PM Modi was invited by Putin to Russia. One of the topics that has been reported to be discussed at the meeting is India’s vow for a complete denuclearization.
The meeting is reported to include only strict, delegation level conversations between the two leaders. The discussion is going to encompass the world issues that have been prominent, and the two are not necessarily going to talk about the general affairs of their countries, since that conversation usually takes place on the annual summit, scheduled for later this year. Yesterday, Modi tweeted that he was glad to be visiting Russia, “Greetings to the friendly people of Russia. I look forward to my visit to Sochi tomorrow and my meeting with President Putin. It is always a pleasure to meet him.” He also seemed confident that the meeting is going to strengthen the ties between the two countries, “Am confident the talks with President Putin will further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia.”
Raveesh Kumar, the official spokesperson for India, external affairs wrote on Twitter, “PM Narendra Modi off to an early start to Sochi in Russia for the Informal Summit with the Russian President Putin. The two leaders are expected to discuss steps to cement our already solid partnership over several meetings in the course of the day.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 20, 2018
PM @narendramodi off to an early start to #Sochi in Russia for the Informal Summit with the Russian President Putin. The two leaders are expected to discuss steps to cement our already solid partnership over several meetings in the course of the day. @mfa_russia pic.twitter.com/nBDiytBDru
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) May 21, 2018