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India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj

India-Russia ties rock-solid: Sushma Swaraj
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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched the Russia Desk at the third Eastern Economic Forum in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok.

The Eastern Economic Forum this year is being held to present better conditions for doing business in the country’s Far East in a bid to attract more foreign investment.

“External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at the historic launch of Russia Desk, EEF 2017, Vladivostok, Russia,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will traditionally take part in the forum and speak at a plenary session dubbed “The Far East: Creating New Reality” on September 7.

Swaraj held talks with the Russian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Sergei Donskoi, and said that India-Russia ties are rock solid and will move forward.

Both the ministers met on the sidelines of the India-Russia Business Dialogue of the Eastern Economic Forum at Vladivostok in Russia on Thursday.

“The relationship between India and Russia is such that every Russian citizen has valuved ties with India and I want to take that deep relationship forward,” Sushma said.

The External Affairs Minister also held a bilateral meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and discussed ways to take the economic ties forward.

“The business dialogue between the two nations should exist to identify areas of common interest and potential with focus on mutual strengths and complementarity,” Swaraj said, while speaking on the occasion in Russian port city Vladivostok.

Swaraj said that there is a need for enhancing trade, commerce and investment with the Russian Far East to achieve the target of 30 billion U.S. dollars by the year 2025.

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