India-Russia agrees to deepen mutual ties on sidelines of BRICS Summit
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Sep-2017

Beijing, September 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Xiamen on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit with an aim to deepen 'the India-Russia partnership'.

"The two sides basically touched upon several aspects of the bilateral relationship. President Putin recalled prime minister's visit to Russia earlier this year. And, he thanked the prime minister for high-level participation from India at the Eastern Economic Forum," said External affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

He said that during the Modi-Putin meeting several bilateral issues were discussed like the cooperation in the oil and natural gas sector.

Kumar said the two leaders also discussed how they should work together to promote trade and investment. During the meeting, the two leaders also discussed cultural exchanges.

Earlier, talking at the BRICS, PM Modi called for cooperation between BRICS and African nations in area of skills, health, infra, manufacturing and connectivity. PM Modi called for cooperation between the five member nations for peace and development. He urged the BRICS nations to work closely with International Solar Alliance to further their solar energy agenda.

9th BRICS summit in the Chinese city of Xiamen strongly deplored terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. In a joint declaration, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa condemned all terror attacks worldwide, including those attacks in the member states, stressing that there can be no justification whatsoever for any such act.

BRICS, strongly condemned terrorism, saying that it deplores terrorist attacks worldwide including the attacks in BRICS nations. "We express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates including the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir," it stated.