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Participation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum Discussed in Moscow

8 July 2019
В Москве обсудили ход подготовки визита Премьер-министра Индии  Нарендры Моди на V Восточный экономический форум

Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Anton Kobyakov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to the Russian Federation Venkatesh Varma met in Moscow. The parties discussed the preparations for the participation of the Indian delegation in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which is to take place in Vladivostok on 4–6 September.

«This year, a representative delegation of India will take part in the Forum’s events led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,» said the Ambassador of India.

The meeting noted that Russian-Indian strategic cooperation is a unique example of trust relations between the two powers.

«Relations between Russia and India cover all areas of cooperation, including political dialogue, security, trade, economic and military-technical ties, energy, scientific, cultural and humanitarian exchanges, foreign policy engagement. Narendra Modi will be the guest of honour at the EEF 2019, and India will become the guest country of the Forum. I am confident that the participation of Prime Minister is to bring the level of trade and investment cooperation between our countries in the Far Eastern region to a whole new level. India’s extensive and representative participation in the work of the Forum will contribute to closer cooperation between our countries, not only in the economic but also in the humanitarian area,» said Anton Kobyakov.

To prepare for the participation in the EEF 2019 and to enhance Russian-Indian cooperation, the Prime Minister of India commissioned several business missions to the Far East consisting of Indian business and regional representatives. Up to five Indian state governors are to participate in the missions.

The parties also focused on discussing the Indian delegation participation format in the 5th Eastern Economic Forum. Specifically, leading entrepreneurs of the two countries are to hold the Russia—India business dialogue. Moreover, a national stand of India at the EEF site will present the economic, industrial, tourist and cultural potential of the country.

Further, the parties discussed the preparation of the 20th annual Russia—India summit. On Narendra Modi’s initiative, this year’s summit will take place in Vladivostok during the days of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum.