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Kremlin On PM Modi’s Russia Go to

'West Watching With Jealousy': Kremlin On PM Modi's Russia Visit

The Kremlin spokesman mentioned the agenda for the go to, which begins on Monday, can be intensive. (File)


Russia is anticipating a “crucial and full-fledged go to” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Moscow for summit-level talks with President Vladimir Putin, with the Kremlin saying the West was watching the journey with “jealousy”.

Prime Minister Modi can be in Moscow from July 8 to 9 on the invitation of President Putin for the twenty second India-Russia Annual Summit. It will likely be PM Modi’s first go to to Russia since its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

The 2 leaders will overview the whole vary of multifaceted relations between the 2 international locations and trade views on modern regional and world problems with mutual curiosity, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned in New Delhi on Thursday whereas asserting the high-level go to beginning on Monday.

The programme of Prime Minister Modi in Moscow can be intensive and the 2 leaders will have the ability to have casual talks, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov mentioned in an interview with Russia’s state-run VGTRK tv channel on Saturday.

“Clearly, the agenda can be intensive, if to not say overbusy. It will likely be an official go to, and we hope that the heads will have the ability to speak in a casual means as nicely,” he mentioned.

Mr Peskov mentioned that Russian-Indian relations are on the degree of strategic partnership. He mentioned that there can be each one-on-one talks within the Kremlin and people involving delegations.

“We expect an important and full-fledged go to, which is so essential for Russian-Indian relations,” he was quoted as saying by the official Tass information company.

Mr Peskov additionally emphasised that the West is carefully and jealously watching Prime Minister Modi’s upcoming go to to Russia.

“They’re jealous — which means they’re carefully monitoring it. Their shut monitoring means they connect nice significance to it. And they don’t seem to be mistaken, there’s something to connect nice significance to,” Mr Peskov mentioned in response to a query in regards to the jealous perspective of Western politicians in the direction of PM Modi’s go to to Russia, the Tass report mentioned.

For the reason that Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, PM Modi has held a number of telephonic conversations with Mr Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, stressing the significance of ending the struggle that has impacted the worldwide economic system.

In reflection of its robust friendship with Russia, India has not but condemned Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and it has been sustaining that the battle have to be resolved by diplomacy and dialogue.

India’s import of discounted Russian crude oil has additionally gone up considerably however the G7 worth cap and growing disquiet over the procurement in lots of Western capitals.

It will likely be PM Modi’s first go to to Russia in almost 5 years. His final go to to Russia was in 2019 when he attended an financial conclave within the Far East metropolis of Vladivostok.

The annual summit between the Prime Minister of India and the president of Russia is the best institutional dialogue mechanism within the strategic partnership between the 2 international locations.

To date, 21 annual summits have taken place alternately in India and Russia.

The final annual summit was held on December 6, 2021, in New Delhi when Mr Putin visited India. 

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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