Modi will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 4. (Photo: Twitter/PMO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening left for his two-day visit to Russia, where he will hold a bilateral summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The 20th India-Russia Annual Summit will be held during Modi’s visit to Vladivostok.
"The 20th India-Russia Annual Summit would also be held during the visit to Vladivostok. I look forward to holding extensive talks with President Putin, aimed at strengthening the India-Russia Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership," Modi said in a statement prior to his visit.
The prime minister is also scheduled to visit the Zvezda ship-building complex with President Putin during the visit to learn about Russia’s exemplary capabilities in the sector and explore "possibilities of cooperation" in the area.
"In Russia, there would also be a visit to the Zvezda ship-building complex. It would present a great opportunity to learn about Russia’s exemplary capabilities in the ship-building sector as well as explore possibilities of cooperation in this area," he said.
In a bid to boost the cultural cooperation between India and Russia, the prime minister will release a special stamp to commemorate "father of the nation" Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Modi will also inaugurate a mobile App dedicated to popularise Yoga in the country.
"As a part of efforts to boost cultural cooperation, a special stamp to commemorate Gandhi Ji’s 150th Jayanti would be released. An innovative App to popularise Yoga would also be inaugurated. I hope more Russian sisters and brothers make Yoga an integral part of their routine," he added.