Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke on phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and thanked him for extending support to India amid the huge Covid wave .
“Had an excellent conversation with my friend President Putin today. We discussed the evolving COVID-19 situation, and I thanked President Putin for Russia’s help and support in India’s fight against the pandemic,” PM Modi mentioned in a tweet.
The two leaders mentioned the evolving Covid-19 pandemic state of affairs. President Putin expressed solidarity with the folks and authorities of India and conveyed that Russia would lengthen all doable support on this regard. Prime Minister Modi thanked President Putin and famous that the immediate Russian support to India was a logo of our enduring partnership, a press release issued by the Prime Minister’s Office mentioned.
The two leaders famous the continuing cooperation between the 2 nations to struggle the worldwide pandemic. Approval for emergency use of Sputnik-V vaccine in India was appreciated by President Putin. The leaders famous that the Russian vaccine shall be manufactured in India for use in India, Russia and third nations, it added.
PM Modi additionally conveyed appreciation for the support acquired from Russia for India’s Gaganyaan Program and the completion of the Russian part of coaching of the 4 Gaganyaan astronauts.
The leaders determined to set up a brand new 2+2 dialogue at Minister stage comprising Foreign and Defence Ministers from each nations.
President Putin assured PM Modi of Russia’s full support for the success of India’s Presidency of BRICS throughout 2021. They additionally agreed to stay in shut contact on bilateral and worldwide points.
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