Russian Deputy PM’s Visit to India Prepares Ground for Modi Visit to Vladivostok in September

Foreign Affairs

New Delhi. Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District led a high-level delegation to India from June 15-19.

The visit was undertaken to help both sides prepare ground for the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Vladivostok in early September to participate in the 5th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) as the Chief Guest of the event.

The visit also provided opportunity to explore bilateral cooperation in the sectors of Diamond-processing, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Coal and mining, Agro-processing and Tourism which have been identified as the priority areas for development in the Russian Far East. Both sides agreed to work together to promote their bilateral economic engagement in the Russian Far East.

The delegation included senior officials from the Russian Ministry for Far East Development, Far East Investment and Export Agency, representatives of Russian regions, industry representatives and academia.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev earlier visited India in March 2017.

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