New Delhi [India]March 30 (ANI): Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The Russian embassy in India shared details about the meeting on its official Twitter account.
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“In #NewDelhi, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev was received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Issues of mutual interest in bilateral cooperation in #RussiaIndia were discussed ,” the Russian embassy in India tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Nikolai Patrushev met with national security adviser Ajit Doval in New Delhi. During the meeting, the two sides outlined ways for Russia and India to further cooperate in the field of security.
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The Russian embassy in India tweeted: “During his visit to #NewDelhi, #Russia’n Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev met Ajit Doval, Prime Minister’s National Security Adviser to #India.”
It further said, “Has outlined modalities for further cooperation between #Russia and #India in the field of security. There has also been a thorough exchange of views on hotspot regional and international issues.”
Nikolai Patrushev also attended the eighteenth meeting of the secretaries of the Security Council of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in New Delhi on Wednesday. The meeting discussed the situation in the area of security and stability in the SCO region.
During the meeting, Nikolai Patrushev especially emphasized the need to safeguard the universal values of mankind, prevent interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, and oppose the policy of unilateral sanctions and restrictive measures.
He highlighted concrete measures to jointly combat transnational organized crime, terrorism and the resurgence of neo-Nazism. He also underlined Russia’s commitment to the SCO principle of equal and indivisible security and respect for fundamental norms of international law.
According to the Russian embassy in India, in his opening speech Patrushev addressed the issue of further interaction within the SCO in the fields of ensuring international information security, biomedical security and cooperation in the field of drug control.
The future of cooperation between Russian payment system Mir and Indian payment system RuPay is promising and will also help boost tourism, Moscow City Minister and Minister of Foreign Economy and International Relations Sergei Cheryomin said on Wednesday .
“Our cooperation between Mir, the Russian payment system, and RuPay, the Indian payment system is very promising. We have to use both platforms for this, especially as this can boost tourism between countries,” Cheryomin told ANI.
The minister also stressed that banks of both countries should facilitate more trade in rupees and rubles. “Our banks should be more active in building relationships with each other and we have to facilitate rupee and ruble transactions because it creates a more stable platform for our companies,” he said. (Ani)
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