PM Modi, President Putin Review Bilateral Cooperation Ahead Of G20 Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a telephone conversation with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, discussing a range of bilateral, regional, and global issues. Among the topics discussed was Russia’s representation at the upcoming G20 Summit in New Delhi.

What Happened: The two leaders took the opportunity to review the progress on various bilateral cooperation matters and shared their perspectives on regional and global issues of shared interest, including reflections on the recently concluded BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.

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President Putin communicated his unavailability to participate in the G20 Summit scheduled for 9-10 September 2023 in New Delhi. Instead, Russia will be represented by the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov.

Prime Minister Modi expressed understanding and appreciation for Russia’s decision regarding the G20 Summit. He conveyed his gratitude to President Putin for Russia’s unwavering support for all initiatives under India’s G20 Presidency. As per the government statement, both leaders have agreed to maintain open lines of communication.

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