NSA Ajit Doval with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow
NSA Ajit Doval with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow

Doval, Russian Foreign Minister hold talks

ANI | Updated: May 11, 2018 23:05 IST

Moscow [Russia], May 11 (ANI): National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday held talks in Moscow as a part of regular contacts between the two countries' security councils.
"We have a very full agenda in our bilateral relations. Economic ties are growing, and a mechanism is being developed to further liberalise trade both bilaterally and as part of India's cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union," Lavrov said in his opening remarks during talks with Doval, according to a statement.
"Our foreign policy coordination is making steady progress as part of regular bilateral contacts between the relevant agencies, as well as in the context of our partnership promotion in multilateral formats. I am speaking of the Russia-India-China (RIC) format, BRICS, and now the SCO, of which India became a full-fledged member last year. All this allows us to closely interact and coordinate our approaches in the UN and various military and political security mechanisms in the Asia-Pacific region," the statement added.
The two sides further discussed about their "further work" to solve tasks related to fighting terrorism, organised crime and drug trafficking, and to promote cooperation in practical areas. (ANI)