India Gives Highest Importance To Its Strategic Partnership With Russia, Says PM Modi

09/12/2015 10:27 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pose for photo during a meeting of leaders of BRICS prior the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India attaches the highest importance to the strategic and privileged partnership with Russia and that he looked forward to his visit there in the near future for the annual summit with President Vladimir Putin.

He conveyed the views when he received Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin here.

"Prime Minister conveyed that India attached the highest importance to the strategic and privileged partnership with Russia," a PMO statement said.

He said he looked forward to visit Russia in the near future for a productive and historic annual summit with President Putin and expressed confidence that it would raise bilateral relations between the two countries to a new level, the statement said.

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