Nov 8, 2022
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Foreign Ministers of Russia and India discussed topical issues of bilateral relations

Russia and India will soon achieve the goal of bringing trade to $30 billion, now this figure is about $17 billion, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

We welcomed the positive dynamics of bilateral trade. By September, the trade turnover increased by more than 130% compared to the same period last year, almost reaching $17 billion. We are confident that the goal set by our leaders – to bring trade to 30 billion – will soon be achieved.»,

he said at a press conference following talks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. Also Russian and Indian sides “discussed in detail the state and prospects of military-technical cooperation, including the joint production of modern types of weapons”.

The head of the Foreign Ministry noted the importance of contacts between the Russian Federation and India in the era of change that the international community is now experiencing, and stated the need to regularly exchange views.

“We communicate regularly, and this reflects the pace that our leaders are setting for our relationship, a highly privileged strategic partnership. Of course, in an era of change that the international community is now experiencing, it is important for us to check our assessments on a regular basis.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi set tasks to develop cooperation between Moscow and New Delhi in trade, investment, technology, and cultural and humanitarian exchanges, S. Lavrov emphasized, emphasizing the importance of joint work of the two countries on international platforms.

According to information agencies

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