Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s consultations with India’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
On March 16, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov held consultations with First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.
The issues discussed covered the Russia-India special and privileged strategic partnership, the implementation of a plan for the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with India (April 13), as well as matters pertaining to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi' s visit to Russia scheduled for this year.
The participants present at the consultations welcomed the positive dynamics in the implementation of the key joint projects in various fields and expressed a common determination to further expand multi-faceted mutually beneficial cooperation.
The parties noted that they were satisfied with the common approaches being taken by Russia and India to current global and regional problems including reforming the international financial institutions, creating security architecture and equitable cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as countering terrorism and drug trafficking. The two countries stressed their intention to continue coordinating their efforts on the international arena, including within the UN, the G20, and also on such platforms as BRICS, RIC and the SCO.
The parties confirmed Moscow’s and New Delhi’s commitment to forming a multi-polar world based on fair and democratic foundations, as well as the supremacy of international law.