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PM Modi arrives in Russia for two days; third bilateral visit

Vladivostok | Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Wednesday on a two-day visit where he will conduct talks with President Vladimir Putin.

“PM @narendramodi was warmly welcomed at Vladivostok airport on his 3rd bilateral visit to Russia. Over the next 2 days, bilateral meeting with President Putin, participation at Eastern Economic Forum & meetings with other world leaders on the agenda,” the ministry of external affairs tweeted.

His visit to the Russian Far East Region is the first by an Indian prime minister.

Before heading to Russia, the Prime Minister in his departure statement on Tuesday said he looks forward to discussing regional and international issues of mutual interest with Russian President Vladimir Putin and that his visit also underlines the desire of the two countries to diversity and further strengthen bilateral relations.

The prime minister received a guard of honour on his arrival in Vladivostok.

“I look forward to discussing with my friend President Putin the entire gamut of our bilateral partnership as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest,” the Prime Minister said in his departure statement in New Delhi.

“I also look forward to meeting other global leaders attending the Eastern Economic Forum, and interacting with Indian Industry and business representatives participating in it,” PM Modi said.

In Vladivostok, Mr. Modi will attend the 5th Eastern Economic Forum as the chief guest at the invitation of President Putin.

He will also hold the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit with Putin.

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