PM Modi Travels to Russia for an Informal Meet with President Vladimir Putin


Earlier today, PM Narendra Modi took a flight to Russia to meet President Vladimir Putin for an informal meet in Sochi. This is the first informal summit for the two countries whereby discussions will be held on developmental priorities and bilateral matters pertaining to India and Russia.

The two leaders had met last in June 2017 and this is PM Modi’s fourth visit to Russia. It’s going to be a 1-day long summit at the invitation of President Putin. Roughly a month after the informal summit between India and China, this is yet another informal meeting for India and it seems like PM Modi has planned a new personalized way of handling foreign relations.

Ahead of the meet, PM Narendra Modi posted a series of tweets both in Russian and English languages saying that he is hopeful that the meet will “strengthen the special and privileged partnership” between the two nations.

Reportedly he left for Russia this morning to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The summit is scheduled to begin in the afternoon.

Apart from the regional issues, the two leaders are also going to discuss global terrorism and the situation in Afghanistan-Pakistan, and Syria. Further, they might also discuss the consequences of US pulling out from Iran Nuclear Deal. As per the reports, it will be a one-on-one meeting without a specific agenda and will be quite flexible.