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Deputy Russian PM calls on PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2017 20:24 IST

New Delhi [India], December 23 (ANI): The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today afternoon.

Prime Minister Modi warmly welcomed Rogozin on his third visit to India this year.

He noted with the satisfaction of the marked increase in high-level exchanges this year. Prime Minister Modi also recalled his own visit to St. Petersburg in June this year for the Annual Bilateral Summit.

Both the leaders discussed the steady expansion and diversification of bilateral ties, particularly noting the standout collaboration in the energy sector and the common pursuit of high-technology cooperation.

Rogozin also conveyed the greetings of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Prime Minister Modi, to which he heartily reciprocated.

The deputy Russian Prime Minister also called on the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Rogozin, who arrived in India today, met Minister of External Affairs (MEA) Sushma Swaraj ahead of the IRIGC-TEC meeting.

The Russian delegation comprised of senior government officials and representatives of trade and industry. (ANI)