Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday voiced a strong commitment to further strengthen the ”special and privileged strategic partnership” between India and Russia, during a telephonic conversation.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said PM Modi thanked Vladimir Putin for his personal commitment to strengthening bilateral ties, and said he looked forward to welcoming him in India for the next India-Russia summit at a mutually convenient date.
It was Vladimir Putin who initiated the phone call.
“Both leaders reiterated their strong commitment to further strengthen the ”special and privileged strategic partnership” between India and Russia, and expressed appreciation for the continued momentum in bilateral interactions despite the COVID-19 pandemic,” the MEA said.
It said they also referred to the “recent productive” visits to Moscow by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.