India and Russia to hold 2+2 dialogue, Russian FM arrives in New Delhi ahead of inauguration

The establishment of this new mechanism of two plus two dialogue is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said last month.

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India and Russia to hold 2+2 dialogue, Russian FM arrives in New Delhi ahead of inauguration

On Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in New Delhi ahead of the inaugural meeting of the 2 + 2 dialogue at the level of the foreign and defence ministers which will cover “political and defence issues of mutual interest”.

The establishment of this new mechanism of two plus two dialogue is expected to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said last month.

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On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin will also hold the 21st annual India-Russia summit.It will be the first face-to-face meeting between Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after the meeting on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in November 2019.

On Saturday, the Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev said, he is expecting a “sizeable and formidable joint political statement” from the annual summit.

“Negotiating teams are working about outcomes of the Summit, work is on. But what’s clear for today is that one of the outcomes would be a sizeable and formidable joint political statement,” Russian Envoy said in an interview with ANI.

“It would be a very comprehensive paper and a document covering all aspects of our ties beginning with global issues and the UN revived commitment to itself to its central position in the modern world. Then would come regional issues, Afghanistan included,” he added.

The statement will also include issues like COVID-19 concerns, Afghanistan and other matters of bilateral importance.

Source: Business Standard, Hindustan Times

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