View Full Version : PM Narendra Modi invites Vladimir Putin

Reena Rawal
07-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday night finally held talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, a day after the meeting was put off as the Russian leader was delayed by his engagements in Brasilia. Modi was to meet Putin after his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday night but Putin was delayed by his bilateral engagement with host President Dilma Rousseff in the capital.

The Prime Minister further expressed deep appreciation for Russia’s friendship and unstinting bilateral and international support for India’s economic development and security since the early days of India’s independence.

The two leaders looked forward to their Annual Summit in Delhi in December 2014 as an opportunity to outline a bold vision and roadmap for their relationship in the years ahead.

During his 40-minute meet, the Prime Minister invited President Vladimir Putin to visit Kudankulam atomic power project during his trip.

Putin responded saying "it is a good idea".

Putin congratulated Modi on his great victory in the recent elections.

The Prime Minister said there was a need to look at a liberal visa regime, especially students going for studies.

Putin said Russia places its relations with India high enough in the strategic framework.

Nuclear power project has been a symbol of India-Russia relations.

Modi appreciated Putin's speech at the BRICS summit, saying it was clear on issues like reforms of the UN security council and international financial organisations.

After holding talks with Putin here, the PM left for Brasilia to participate in the sixth BRICS Summit with South American countries.