On 16 March, Moscow hosted Consultations between the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation I. V. Morgulov with the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India S. Jaishankar.
During the meeting they discussed the theme of promotion of Russian-Indian Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership, the implementation of the plan of events dedicated to the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Republic of India (April 13), as well as issues related to preparation for the planned visit of Prime Minister of India Mr. N. Modi to Russia in the current year.
The participants welcomed the positive dynamics in the implementation of key joint projects in various fields and noted the mutual determination to further expand the multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.
The officials noted with satisfaction the commonality of the approaches of Russia and India on relevant global and regional issues, including the reform of the international financial institutions, the establishment of security and equal cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, and combating terrorism and drug trafficking. Both sides expressed the intention to further coordinate efforts in the international arena including in the UN, "Group of Twenty", and also on platforms like the BRICS, RIC and SCO.
The parties confirmed the commitment of Moscow and New Delhi for the creation of a multipolar world order based on fair and democratic principles and the rule of international law.