EAM S Jaishankar to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar arrived in Moscow on a two-day visit to Russia. During the visit, Dr Jaishankar will hold talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The talks between the two leaders are expected to cover a range of bilateral issues and various regional and international developments.Russian Foreign Ministry said, Mr Lavrov and Dr Jaishankar will discuss ways to advance joint work in the key areas and compare notes on the schedule of upcoming contacts. It said, the talks will focus on trade and investments, transport and logistics, the use of national currencies in mutual settlements, as well as promising projects in the energy sector, especially in the Arctic shelf and the Russian Far East. It said, there will be an exchange of assessments on the current international issues with an emphasis on interaction within the UN, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Group of Twenty (G20) and RIC (Russia, India, China). The two Ministers will also discuss India’s presidency in the SCO, efforts to fight terrorism, as well as a number of regional issues, including the formation of a security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, the situation around the Iranian nuclear problem, state of affairs in Afghanistan, Syria, and Ukraine, Russian foreign ministry said.
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