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Telephone conversation with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

June 30, 2023

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi at the latter’s initiative.

In connection with the events of June 24, Narendra Modi expressed understanding and support of the resolute actions by the Russian leadership to protect law and order and ensure stability in the country and security of its people.

During the discussion of topical issues of bilateral cooperation, the leaders noted the importance of further consistent implementation of large-scale joint projects in different areas and voiced their satisfaction over a tangible increase in trade in 2022 and the first quarter of the current year.

Special attention was paid to interaction in the  Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and the  G20, in which India is holding the rotating presidency this year, and in the  BRICS format. In addition, Narendra Modi told Vladimir Putin about his international contacts, including his recent visit to Washington.

The situation around Ukraine was reviewed as well. The President of Russia gave his assessment of the current state of affairs in the zone of the special military operation. He emphasised Kiev’s categorical refusal to take political and diplomatic steps to settle the conflict.

The conversation was substantive and constructive. The leaders confirmed their mutual desire to strengthen the Russia-India specially privileged strategic partnership and planned future contacts.

June 30, 2023