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PM Modi embarks on a three-day trip to Russia and Austria
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PM Modi embarks on a three-day trip to Russia and Austria

| @indiablooms | 08 Jul 2024, 11:52 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a three-day tour to Russia and Austria on Monday.

The Prime Minister will conclude his trip on July 10.

Earlier, Modi had posted on X, "Over the next three days, will be in Russia and Austria. These visits will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen ties with these nations, with whom India has time tested friendship.

"I also look forward to interacting with the Indian community living in these countries."

In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said, "I look forward to reviewing all aspects of bilateral cooperation with my friend President Vladimir Putin and sharing perspectives on  various regional and global issues. We seek to play a supportive role for a peaceful and stable region. The visit will also provide me an opportunity to meet the vibrant Indian community in Russia.

"In Austria, I will have the opportunity to meet President Alexander Van der Bellen and Chancellor Karl Nehammer. Austria is our steadfast and reliable partner and we share the ideals of democracy and pluralism."

Indian envoy to Russia Vinay Kumar has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to the country will remain 'very significant'.

Speaking to ANI, Vinay Kumar stated that the visit of PM Modi is "very important" for the two leaders to exchange views on developments in bilateral ties and discuss other regional and important issues of mutual interest.

He noted said the two nations have the tradition of annual exchange of summit-level meetings between the Russian President and Indian Prime Minister and added that the last one took place in 2021.

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