Vladivostok, September 4: Swaying their magic wand by enhancing and fortifying deep relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several agreements on Wednesday. PM Modi also asserted that both the countries realise the importance of a multipolar world, adding that both the nations are working together on many global forums like BRICS and SCO.
After signing the deals, PM Modi said that both India and Russia are against outside influence in the internal matters of any nation. Aiming to find new horizons of India-Russia cooperation, India and Russia signed pacts which includes opportunities in trade, security, maritime cooperation and working together to protect the environment.
Addressing the join statement, PM Modi said, “We both are against outside influence in the internal matters of any nation. India and Russia realise the importance of a multipolar world. We are working together on many global forums like BRICS and SCO. We are adding new sectors to the already strong partnership between India and Russia.”
A proposal has also been made to have a full-fledged maritime route that serves as a link between Chennai and Vladivostok, asserted PM Modi. PM Modi also said, “The India-Russia friendship is not restricted to their respective capital cities. We have put people at the core of this relationship. The power of India-Russia friendship has been leveraged for the mutual benefit of our citizens.”
Being honoured to be the first-ever Indian Prime Minister to be coming to Vladivostok, PM Modi thanked President Putin for inviting him. He recalled the Annual Summit of 2001, the first one held in Russia when Putin was President and Modi had come in Atal Ji’s delegation as Gujarat CM.
Speaking on Russia's decision to confer the country's highest civilian award, Order of St Andrew the Apostle, on him, PM Modi expressed his gratitude. “You've announced that I'll be awarded Russia's highest civilian award. I express my gratitude to you and the people of Russia. This demonstrates the friendly relations between the people of our two countries. It's a matter of honour for the 1.3 billion Indians,” said PM Modi.
PM Modi hailed his 'great friend' Vladmir Putin and called India-Russia relationship as unprecedented partnership. PM Modi also has accepted President Putin's invitation to attend 75th anniversary of the victory of Russian federation & erstwhile Soviet Union in World War-2, next May in Moscow.