External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov held discussions on India-Russia cooperation in nuclear and space sectors on Thursday, September 10. The two ministers held talks on the sidelines of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s foreign ministers meeting in Moscow.
As per reports, Jaishankar said the talks represented the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia.
India and Russia to enhance their partnership
During a virtual media briefing on Thursday, MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “On the sidelines of Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) meeting, EAM has had bilateral meetings with Foreign Ministers of member countries. He met the Russian FM on September 9 and as you know we have a special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia”.
He added, “This year marks the 20 years of our strategic partnership. This was the first physical meeting after the covid situation and there was excellent discussion on bilateral matters, regional developments and international issues of concern”.