Russian deputy PM visits India, prepares ground for Modi's Vladivostok visit in Sept

Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Yury Petrovich Trutnev visited India this week in order to help both the countries to prepare grounds for the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Vladivostok in early September to participate in the fifth edition of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest.


Trutnev, who is also the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District of the Russian Federation, led a high-level delegation to India from June 15-19.


His visit also provided an opportunity to explore bilateral cooperation in the sectors of diamond-processing, petroleum and natural gas, coal and mining, agro-processing and tourism which have been identified as the priority areas for the development in Russia's Far East region.


Russian Far East, located on the transport corridor between Asia and Europe, has unique geographical advantages and untapped energy potential.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his two-day visit to Bishkek last week to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and also accepted the latter's invitation to be the Chief Guest at the Eastern Economic Forum, scheduled to be held in Vladivostok in early September.