Russia and India are likely to sign 10 bilateral agreements in various areas, some semi-confidential ones following the talks between Putin and Indian PM Narendra Modi, said Yuri Ushakov.
Russia and India will sign 10 bilateral agreements in various areas, including secrecy, following talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Russian Deputy President Yuri Ushakov.
“About a dozen agreements will be signed, most importantly including confidentiality,” TASS quoted Ushakov. “Work is still underway for them, we hope the agreements will be signed as part of the tour,” he said.
According to the Russian News Agency, Ushakov declined to comment on the agreements being finalized, but said, “they are important for developing bilateral relations in many different areas.”
Putin will arrive in New Delhi on December 6 at the India-Russia annual conference. This will be the first personal meeting of the Russian President and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after their meeting next to the BRICS summit in Brasilia in November 2019.
Ahead of Putin’s visit, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said a series of meetings between the heads of India and Russia, as well as the defense and foreign ministers of both countries, would be held in New Delhi on December 6.
The day will begin with a meeting between Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, as well as Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, co-chairs of the Intergovernmental Commission on Military and Technical Cooperation.
The 21st Annual India-Russia Summit will be on the afternoon of December 6th.
Leaders will review the status and prospects of bilateral relations and discuss ways to further strengthen strategic relations between the two countries. Putin and Prime Minister Modi will have the opportunity to exchange views on international and international issues, Bagchi said.
At the end of the conference, a joint statement will be published, outlining discussions, agreements and agreements signed during and before the meeting, a MEA spokesman said.