India, Russia ties have stood test of time: PM Modi at Eastern Economic Forum

Modi and Putin will visit an international judo championship in Vladivostok in which a six-member Indian team is participating. (File photo: Reuters). Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

VLADIVOSTOK, Sep 4, 2021, Hindustan Times. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the friendship between India and Russia has stood the test of time and was seen in “our robust cooperation during the Covid-19 pandemic, including in the area of vaccines” recently, Hindustan Times reported.

PM Modi also pointed out that energy is another major pillar of the strategic partnership between the two countries. “India-Russia energy partnership can help bring stability to the global energy market,” PM Modi said in his virtual address during the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) Summit in Vladivostok.

“In Indian history and civilisation, the word “Sangam” has a special meaning. It means confluence, or coming together of rivers, peoples or ideas. In my view, Vladivostok is truly a sangam of Eurasia and the Pacific,” the Prime Minister also said.

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