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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia on May 21

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Russia on May 21

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 May 2018, 05:33 pm

New Delhi, May 14 (IBNS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Russia on May 21, officials said on Monday.

Modi will visit the country at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Modi will participate in an informal meeting with the President in Sochi during his visit, officials said.

A statement issued by the MEA read: "At the invitation of Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Russia on 21 May 2018 for an informal Summit with President Putin in the city of Sochi."

"This will be an important occasion for the two leaders to exchange views on international matters in a broad and long-term perspective with the objective of further strengthening our Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership. Both leaders will also discuss their respective national developmental priorities and bilateral matters," it said.

"This informal Summit in Sochi between Prime Minister Modi and President Putin is in keeping with the tradition of regular consultations between India and Russia at the highest levels," it said.