Modi and Putin will meet

Moscow. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will this week discuss the strategic stability between the two countries, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and the United Nations and the G-20. (G20) member countries will discuss issues of bilateral cooperation. It is noteworthy that this meeting will be held on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan.
Putin and Modi will attend the 22nd meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s Council of Heads of State to be held from September 15-16 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Yuri Ushakov, Assistant to the President, said, “International agendas will also be discussed with Modi and both sides will discuss strategic stability, the situation in the Asia Pacific region and bilateral cooperation between member states of large multilateral organizations such as the United Nations, G20 and SCO.” issues will be discussed.
Ushakov said this is particularly important as India will be the chair of the UN Security Council in December and in 2023 he will lead the SCO and also chair the G20 grouping. India’s foreign ministry is yet to confirm the meeting between Modi and Putin.
Announcing Prime Minister Modi’s visit on Sunday, the ministry had said that he may take part in some bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the SCO summit. The two leaders spoke over the phone on July 1 and reviewed the implementation of decisions taken during President Putin’s December 2021 visit.
Modi and Putin held talks on 24 February after Russia’s attack on Ukraine. Meanwhile, trade between Russia and India has increased to $11.5 billion in the first half of 2022, according to TASS news. (Language)

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