Prime minister Narendra Modi has reached Russia on a two-day visit during which he will hold a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend economic forum 2019. With this visit, he became the first Indian prime minister to visit Russian far east region.
At around 5 am IST, he tweeted, “Landed in Vladivostok, capital of the Russian Far East and the crossroads of a dynamic region. Looking forward to joining various programs in this short but important visit.”
In Vladivostok, Mr. Modi has been invited as a chief guest at 5th Eastern Economic Forum by Russian president Putin. On top of that, he will also hold the 20th India-Russia Annual Summit with Putin.
Mr. Modi also said his visit highly signifies the desire of the two countries to diversify and further strengthen bilateral relations.
“I look forward to discussing with my friend President Putin the entire gamut of our bilateral partnership as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest,” the Prime Minister said in New Delhi before leaving for Russia.
“I also look forward to meeting other global leaders attending the Eastern Economic Forum, and interacting with Indian Industry and business representatives participating in it,” Mr. Modi said.
The forum focuses on the development of business and investment opportunities in the Russian Far East Region, and presents enormous potential for developing close and mutually beneficial cooperation between India and Russia in the region, he added.