Saturday, 28 October 2017 12:01

On October 26, 2017, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation Nikolay R. Kudashev presented his credentials to President of the Republic of India Ram Nath Kovind. The solemn ceremony took place in a stateroom named after ancient Indian emperor Ashoka, at the presidential palace Rashtrapati Bhawan.
“Moscow and New Delhi enjoy time-tested relations, which have reached the level of special and privileged strategic partnership with great potential in it”, stated R.N.Kovind, greeting the new chief of the Russian diplomatic mission. “The outcomes of the Russian-Indian summit held in Saint Petersburg last June vividly demonstrated strength and broad prospects of our bilateral ties”, he stressed. The President drew attention to the Russian-Indian cooperation in the construction of NPP Kudankulam, oil and gas, defence, mutual investments, as well as joint efforts of the two countries in combating international terrorism.
In his reply speech, Ambassador Nikolay R. Kudashev reaffirmed readiness to promote stronger Russian-Indian relations across all the sectors in every possible way.

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