New Delhi: Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, commended India’s independent foreign policy today and said that if New Delhi wants to buy something from Russia, “we are ready to discuss it.”
We will be ready to supply to India any goods which it wants to buy from us. We are ready to discuss. Russia & India have very good relations said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as quoted by new agency ANI.
The Russian Foreign Minister arrived last evening amid intense international pressure and sanctions over the Ukrain war.
The high-level talks between the two foreign ministers took place amid indications that India could buy greater volumes of discounted Russian oil and both sides were keen on having a rouble-rupee arrangement for bilateral trade.
He is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Russian foreign minister arrived in India after concluding a two-day visit to China. Mr Lavrov’s visit to India coincides with that of US Deputy National Security Adviser Daleep Singh and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.
On possibility of India becoming a mediator between Moscow-Kyiv Russian Foreign Minister said,”India is important country. If India sees to play that role which provides resolution of problem. If India is with its position of just and rational approach to international problems, it can support such process.”
On Ukraine conflict, it is a special operation, military infrastructure is being targeted. The aim is to deprive the Kyiv regime from building the capacity to present any threat to Russia, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
Talks are characterised by relations which we developed with India for many decades. Relations are strategic partnerships. This was basis on which we’ve been promoting our cooperation in all areas said Russian Foreign Minster on how they can support India in terms of security challenges.
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