Official visit to India of the President Vladimir Putin. December 24, 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012 16:03

Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh held talks followed by signing a package of cooperation agreements in the economy, science, technologies and humanitarian sphere.

Foreign Ministries of the two countries also signed a protocol of consultations for 2013 and 2014.

Vladimir Putin and Manmohan Singh made statements for the media.

The Russian leader also met with President of India Pranab Mukherjee.

Later in the day, Vladimir Putin met with President of the Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi and opposition leader Sushma Swaraj.

A joint statement was issued following the official visit of the Russian President to India.

The document focuses on promoting trade and investments, deepening energy partnership, advancing scientific, technical and military cooperation, as well as cooperating in space and particularly Moon exploration, education, culture and broadening humanitarian contacts.

In the international section of the document, the two parties stated their views on the most pressing problems. They specifically manifested their concern over the continued violence in Syria and their preoccupation with the situation around Iran and its nuclear programme.

The parties reaffirmed the need for a more representative and legitimate international financial architecture and stressed the necessity to reinforce international currency system.


Beginning of talks between Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh

Joint Statement on the 13th India-Russia Anuual Summit: "Partnership for mutual benefit and a better world”.

List of documents signed at the 13th India-Russia Annual Summit

Interview by the Russian President Vladimir Putin to The Hindu newspaper, December 24, 2012

Prime Minister’s statement to the media at the 13th India-Russia Annual Summit, December 24, 2012

Video Coverage of the Russian President’s visit

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