Underlining that India's relationship with Russia was 'deep-rooted', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that both countries would continue to work together in multiple sectors. PM Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.
"Wide-ranging and productive talks with President Putin. India's friendship with Russia is deep-rooted and our countries will continue working together in multiple sectors. @KremlinRussia," Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
The two leaders had a comprehensive discussion on bilateral issues of mutual interest, especially in trade, investment, energy, defence and tourism, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet later.
Wide-ranging and productive talks with President Putin. India’s friendship with Russia is deep-rooted and our countries will continue working together in multiple sectors. @KremlinRussia pic.twitter.com/xMl1k6XWX9— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2018
During their meeting in Sochi in May, India and Russia elevated their strategic partnership to a "special privileged strategic partnership".
The two leaders then met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Qingdao, China, in June.
Modi arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday to attend the two-day BRICS Summit. The theme of the summit is 'BRICS in Africa'.
BRICS is a grouping of emerging nations formed in 2009 and comprises five countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Representing over 40 per cent of the world’s population, the block's growth rates surpass those of the developed countries of the G7.
(With inputs from PTI)