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    PM Modi, President Putin Address Media: Our cooperation in space is touching new heights. There are new chapters being added to the strategic relationship between the two countries, PM said at the press meet in Vladivostok, Russia.

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    PM Modi, President Putin Address Media: PM Narendra Modi stated that India and Russia understand the importance of a multipolar world, highlighting that both nations are working together on platforms like BRICS and SCO. “We both are opposed to the idea of outside influence in any internal matters of a nation,” he said.

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    PM Modi, President Putin Address Media: He further added, “A proposal has been made to have a full-fledged maritime route that serves as a link between Chennai and Vladivostok.”

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    PM Modi, President Putin Address Media: “I’m honoured to be the 1st ever Indian PM to be coming to Vladivostok. I thank my friend, President Putin for inviting me here. I remember Annual Summit of 2001, first one held in Russia when he was President & I had come in Atal Ji’s delegation as Gujarat CM,” the PM said.


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    PM Modi in Russia: PM Narendra Modi is addressing the media in a joint statement with Russian President Putin.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Vladivostok on Wednesday morning for his 3-day visit to Russia and received a guard of honour on his arrival. PM Modi was welcomed by the Indian diaspora in Russia, at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in Vladivostok.

The purpose of PM Modi’s visit is to attend the Eastern Economic Forum as one of the chief guests and to hold 20th annual India-Russia summit.

During the visit, he will also sign 25 pacts across sectors with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Earlier, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had said that it’s going to be a short visit of just 36 hours.

“PM will arrive in Vladivostok on 4th September morning and depart on 5th Sept evening,” Gokhale had said during a press briefing.

“There are two main purposes for this visit-he has been invited by President Putin to attend Eastern Economic Forum as one of the chief guests and he’ll also hold the 20th annual summit between India and Russia,” he added.

PM Modi and Russian President Putin will sign pacts related to trade, defence, investments, industrial cooperation, energy and connectivity corridors.

The agreement will also include education and culture aiming at an increase in the intake of Indian students in top Russian institutes.

The 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) will be used as a platform to discuss a range of issues aimed at expanding international cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region.