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EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar meets Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

January 15, 2020

Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister and Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation held a bilateral meeting today.

The Ministers took note of the rich bilateral agenda in front of them for the year including the visit of Prime Minister to Moscow in May to participate in the 75th Anniversary of the Victory Day and the visit of H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation to India later in the year for the India – Russia annual bilateral summit which would mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the relations of strategic partnership between the two countries. The Ministers reviewed key issues in various areas of India-Russia bilateral cooperation, including implementation of decisions taken during Prime Minister’s visit to Vladivostok in September, 2019.

There was a detailed exchange of views on key regional and international issues including the situation relating to Iran, Syria and Libya. Foreign Minister Lavrov briefed EAM on priorities for Russia as current Chair of BRICS and SCO whose summit meetings would be held in Russia in July this year. External Affairs Minister accepted Foreign Minister Lavrov’s invitation to participate in the next RIC meeting to be hosted by Russia.

During his visit, Foreign Minister Lavrov also addressed the Raisina Dialogue 2020.

New Delhi
January 15, 2020

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