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  News   World  02 Jul 2020  Modi, Putin discuss bilateral ties and post-Covid world

Modi, Putin discuss bilateral ties and post-Covid world

ROZANA SPOKESMAN
Published Jul 2, 2020, 5:15 pm IST
Updated Jul 2, 2020, 5:15 pm IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed various bilateral issues and the post-Covid world.
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin
 Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed various bilateral issues and the post-Covid world.

The leaders took note of the effective measures undertaken by the two countries to address the negative consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and agreed on the importance of closer India-Russia ties for jointly addressing the challenges of the post-Covid world, an official statement said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir PutinPrime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir PutinDuring their telephonic conversation, they agreed to maintain the momentum of bilateral contacts and consultations, leading to the annual bilateral summit to be held in India later this year.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his keenness to welcome President Putin in India for the bilateral summit.

President Vladimir PutinPresident Vladimir PutinPutin thanked Modi for the phone call and reiterated his commitment to further strengthen the special and privileged strategic partnership between the two countries in all spheres.

During their conversation, Modi congratulated President Putin on the success of celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the victory in the Second World War and also for successful completion of the vote on constitutional amendments in Russia, the statement said.

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