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Russia’s Putin holds phone call with PM Modi, conveys his inability to attend G20 Summit

August 29, 2023 1:34 PM IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a telephone conversation with the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

The two leaders also reviewed progress on a number of issues of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual concern, including the recently concluded BRICS summit in Johannesburg, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.

The Kremlin in its readout said “a mutual commitment” to the consistent implementation of “large-scale projects” in the energy sector and joint work on the expansion of international transport and logistics infrastructure was “expressed” during the conversation.

President Putin conveyed his inability to attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi on 9-10 September 2023 and informed that Russia would be represented by the Foreign Minister of the Russian federation, Sergey Lavrov.

While expressing an understanding for Russia’s decision, PM thanked President Putin for Russia’s consistent support to all initiatives under India’s G20 Presidency.

The two leaders agreed to remain in touch.

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