PM Modi, Russian Prez Putin agree to strengthen strategic partnership

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on phone with President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin on Thursday, an official release from the Prime Minister’s office stated.

PM Modi congratulated President Putin on the success of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War, and also for successful completion of the vote on constitutional amendments in Russia.

The PM recalled the participation of an Indian contingent in the military parade held in Moscow on June 24 as a symbol of abiding friendship between the peoples of India and Russia, the release added.

The leaders focused on the effective measures undertaken by the two countries to address the negative consequences of the COVID-19 global pandemic and agreed on the importance of closer India-Russia ties for jointly addressing the challenges of the post-COVID world.

They agreed to maintain the momentum of bilateral contacts and consultations, leading to the annual bilateral Summit to be held in India later this year.  President Putin reiterated his commitment to further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between the two countries in all spheres, the release stated.

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