Modi, Putin, Russia, India, EEFPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday landed in Vladivostok, a far eastern city in Russia to take part in the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit. PM Modi will participate in the 5th meet-up of Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) as the chief guest at the ceremony during his three-day visit to the country.

Presently, a delegation level talk between Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin and their respective officials are underway in Vladivostok.

Earlier today, Modi along with Russian President Putin visited ‘Zvezda’, the country’s domestic Shipbuilding Complex. The visit is expected to create a better understanding about the possibilities of collaboration between the two countries in the particular area. The ‘Zvezda’ Complex construction commenced unofficially in 2009. However, it took another seven years to start the ceremonial shipyard production.

Putin and Modi are likely to meet in the sidelines of the EEF meeting to discuss issues of bilateral importance.

On arrival at the Vladivostok International Airport, the Indian Prime Minister received a grand Guard of Honour salute in the presence of Deputy Foreign Minister of the host nation, Igor Morgulov.

Modi’s three-day Russia visit aims at exploring various regional, bilateral, and global issues concerning both the Asian nations with President Putin. According to official Ministry sources, trade, finance, defence, energy resources, technology, and cross-border corridor connectivity tops the agenda set for the visit. Both the parties are likely to sign a few Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)s in the above mentioned sectors after further discussions during the coming days.

Ahead of his departure from India, PM Modi released a statement suggesting that the meeting garner towards building a strong bilateral partnership with Russia. Both the nations with its desire  desire to promote a multi-polar world, should cooperate in promotion of strategic areas like defence, nuclear energy and investments, he added.

(With inputs from ANI)

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