New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is set to visit Russia this week. The visit is likely to start from July 8, sources revealed. As India and Russia both have a common goal of a multi-polar world, they are equally important for each other in fulfilling each other’s national interests.
This above-mentioned visit will also strengthen each other as valued partners with a friendship built on deep mutual trust.
Other than the traditional areas of cooperation such as hydrocarbons, weapons, diamonds and nuclear energy, new sectors of economic engagement are also emerging — agro-industrial, mining, and high technology, including robotics, nanotech, and biotech.
India’s footprint in the Russian Far East and in the Arctic is also set to expand. Connectivity projects might get a significant boost too.
Moreover, India and Russia are working to close the gap on Afghanistan and are calling for the early finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
Additionally, Russia supports India’s candidacy for permanent membership of a reformed United Nations Security Council and of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.