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PM Modi to go to Russia, Austria from July 8 to 10

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin previous to their assembly at Hyderabad home in New Delhi on Monday.
| Photo Credit: V V Krishnan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays a two-day go to to Russia from July 8 to 9 to carry the twenty second India-Russia annual summit that can evaluate your entire vary of multifaceted ties between the 2 international locations.

After concluding his journey to Russia, Mr. Modi will journey to Austria, which would be the first go to by an Indian Prime Minister to that nation in 41 years, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated.

It shall be Mr. Modi’s first journey to Russia in practically 5 years. His final go to to Russia was in 2019 when he attended an financial conclave within the Far East metropolis of Vladivostok.

The annual summit between the Prime Minister of India and the President of Russia is the best institutional dialogue mechanism within the strategic partnership between the 2 international locations.

So far, 21 annual summits have taken place alternately in India and Russia.

The final summit was held on December 6, 2021 in New Delhi. President Vladimir Putin had visited India to attend the summit.

The summit noticed either side sealing 28 MoUs and agreements moreover popping out with a joint assertion titled “India-Russia Partnership for Peace, Progress and Prosperity”.

Mr. Modi and Mr. Putin final held bilateral talks on the margins of a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Samarkand in Uzbekistan on September 16, 2022.

In the assembly, Mr. Modi had famously pressed Mr. Putin to finish the battle in Ukraine saying “today’s era is not of war”.

“I know today’s era is not of war. We discussed this issue on phone several times that democracy, diplomacy and dialogue touch the entire world,” Mr. Modi had stated.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Mr. Modi has held a number of telephonic conversations with Mr. Putin and Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In reflection of its robust friendship with Russia, India has not but condemned Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine and it has been sustaining that the disaster have to be resolved by diplomacy and dialogue.

India’s import of Russian crude oil has additionally gone up considerably however the G7 worth cap and growing disquiet over the procurement in lots of Western international locations.

In December 2022, the G7 grouping and its allies introduced a cap on the worth of Russian oil as a part of a collection of punitive measures in opposition to Moscow in view of its invasion of Ukraine. The worth cap restricts international locations to pay greater than $60 a barrel.

From Russia, Mr. Modi will journey to Austria. He shall be in Austria on July 9 and 10.

“This will be the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Austria in 41 years. He will call on President of the Republic of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen and hold talks with Chancellor of Austria Karl Nehammer,” the MEA stated.

“The Prime Minister and Chancellor will also address business leaders from India and Austria,” it stated in an announcement.

Mr. Modi may also work together with members of the Indian neighborhood in Moscow in addition to in Vienna, the MEA stated.

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