Prime Minister will be in Russia on June 1-2, 2017 for holding the 18th India-Russia Annual Summit in St. Petersburg on June 1, 2017 with the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Vladimir V. Putin. It is the first time that the Annual Summit will be held in Russia outside Moscow. Following the Summit, Prime Minister will participate, also for the first time, in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 2, 2017 as Guest of Honour.
Russia was the first country with which India instituted Annual Summits. This had followed the Declaration of Strategic Partnership between India and the Russian Federation in October 2000 in New Delhi. Since then annual Summits have been held regularly every year.
At the bilateral Summit in St. Petersburg on June 1, 2017, the leaders are expected to review the entire gamut of India-Russia bilateral relations and review the progress made since the last summit held in Goa on October 15, 2016.
May 24, 2017