Sushma Swaraj to embark on two-day visit to Russia on Thursday: MEA

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New Delhi:

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will embark Thursday on a two-day visit to Russia to hold discussions on a range of issues of bilateral cooperation.

She will co-chair the 23rd India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical & Economic Cooperation (IRIGC-TEC) with Yuri Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said.

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IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, science and technology, culture and other issues of mutual interest, it said.

She would also take stock of bilateral cooperation in various fields and will provide policy recommendations and directions in the relevant fields, the MEA said.

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She will also discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s upcoming visit to India later this year. Putin would be coming to India to attend the India-Russia Annual Summit later this year, the MEA said. The last meeting of the commission was held in New Delhi in December 2017.

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