Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Prime Minister Narendra modi at the Eastern economic forum as chief guest.
The meeting of leaders was held in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, reports TASS.
Vladimir Putin also expressed hope that the joint work on strengthening the bilateral relations of Russia and India will continue.
“We have a very large agenda, and not only in the course of the work here in Bishkek, but also in various venues that we have in mind to use for future communication,” said the President.
Fifth Eastern economic forum will be held in Vladivostok from 4 to 6 September 2019.
The Prime Minister suggested Vladimir Putin to hold a meeting on the “margins” of the G20 summit in Japan.
“I hope we meet again soon in Japan. There, I also believe we should negotiate in the RIC format: Russia-India-China”, – said Narendra modi.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that such contact is necessary and at other venues. He also thanked Vladimir Putin for the congratulations on his re-election to the post and for the awarding of the order of St. Andrew.
“This is the highest honor for me. I know this is the highest state award of Russia. On behalf of the Indian people, I also want to Express gratitude,” said modi.