Russian Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, and the head of ‘Rosneft’ Igor Sechin will become part of the Russian delegation at the talks Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, told reporters on Friday the Russian leader’s aide Yuri Ushakov. Putin will visit India on December 6.
“As for the members of our delegation, the delegation is small – Lavrov, Shoigu, Ushakov, the same composition is envisaged from the Indian side,” Ushakov said.
The talks between the leaders of Russia and India, Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi, will be held without unnecessary “protocol jumbles”, the situation with the coronavirus is taken into account; aide to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov told reporters.
“When preparing it, we took into account all the difficulties with the coronavirus situation so that it will be a purely working format, without unnecessary protocol clutter,” Ushakov said.
Aide to the President of Russia Yuri Ushakov spoke about the special relationship between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which allows them to discuss the most complex and delicate issues on the international agenda.
“Due to the pandemic, contacts between the two leaders were maintained in a remote format, but at the same time, they continue to be regular. A special format of relations has been built between the leaders, a tete-a-tete format … allows you to frankly discuss the most difficult and most delicate issues of the international situation,” Ushakov told reporters.
“We attach great importance to the development of relations with India, the President, in particular, spoke about this in public literally in recent days – at a meeting of the Foreign Ministry collegium and the presentation of diplomas by ambassadors,” he added.
Trade turnover between Russia and India is recovering; in January-September 2021, it increased by more than 38% and amounted to $ 8.8 billion, the aide to the President of Russia Yuri Ushakov told reporters.
“Trade turnover, despite the pandemic, is recovering rather quickly; growth continues. In January-September, it increased by more than 38%, which amounted to $ 8.8 billion. Not a bad figure,” he said.
Also, about ten bilateral agreements, including energy, space, culture, are planned to be signed at the end of the Russia-India summit, Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Friday.
“About ten bilateral agreements, very important, including semi-closed ones, will be signed. These agreements are still being worked out. We are confident that the package of agreements will be finalized in the context of the visit,” Ushakov said.