Russian President Putin’s invitation to PM Modi for Victory Day celebrations
Brasilia: 13 November Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Victory Day celebrations to be held in Russia in May next year (2020). Modi and Putin met here in which they discussed ways to further strengthen specific strategic issues between the two countries. Modi is here to attend the 11th BRICS Summit. Modi met with Putin on the sidelines of the summit. The summit will focus on building mechanisms for counter-terrorism cooperation and strengthen India’s relations with the world’s five major economies.
BRICS is a group of five emerging economies in the world which includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. PM Modi said during this meeting that “frequent meetings have strengthened our relations”. Modi said, “Our bilateral relations are getting stronger.” You have invited me to visit Russia for the Victory Day celebrations in May. I am waiting for him very eagerly because I will get a chance to meet you once again. “Putin said that there has been a 17 percent increase in bilateral trade. The Russian President said in the meeting, “We are implementing major bilateral projects and our technical cooperation is strengthening and cultural exchanges are expanding.”
Victory Day parade is held in Moscow on May 9 every year in which Russia has been displaying its military strength. It is reminiscent of the Allied victory over Nazi Germany in May 1945. The meeting of the two leaders came two months after extensive talks on the occasion of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in the city of Vladivostok, Russia, in which the two leaders discussed ways to further strengthen the special strategic partnership between the two countries. Was On September 5, Modi had said that the friendship between India and Russia is not limited to official talks in the capital cities, but also extends to people and close business relations. India announced an “unprecedented” US $ 1 billion debt facility for Russia’s resource-rich the Far East. India and Russia signed 15 agreements or MoUs in September in areas such as defense, air, and maritime connectivity, energy, natural gas, petroleum, and trade.