Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Russia and met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed along with President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga. The leaders spoke about trade and increasing bilateral ties among the nations.
Vladivostok (Russia): PM Modi is in Russia on a two-day visit and is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit to the Russian far east region. PM Modi met Japan Prime Minister and Malaysian Prime Minister. The leaders pledged to deepen the robust bilateral ties between India-Japan and India-Malaysia.
The meeting between Prime Minister Modi and Shinzo Abe in Vladivostok comes just after they met at the G-20 Summit in Osaka in Japan and on the sidelines of the G7 Summit in Biarritz in France.
"Continuous engagement for concrete bilateral ties. Prime Ministers Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi meet in Vladivostok," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.
Following his meeting with Shinzo Abe, PM Modi held bilateral talks with Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir bin Mohamad and President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
Prime Minister Modi met the Malaysian Prime Minister on the sidelines of the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostok in the Russian far east region.
"Meetings continue in Vladivostok. Prime Ministers @chedetofficial and Narendra Modi discuss ways to diversify India-Malaysia cooperation for the benefit of people in both countries. Strengthening ties with an important ASEAN partner," the Prime Minister's Office said in a tweet.
PM Narendra Modi arrived in Russia on Wednesday to participate in the 20th India-Russia annual summit and the fifth meeting of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). On his arrival, PM Modi received a guard of honour at the Vladivostok International Airport.
The forum focuses on the development of business and investment opportunities in the Russian far east region, and presents enormous potential for developing close and mutually beneficial cooperation between India and Russia in the region.
The Eastern Economic Forum is being held in Russia's far east port city of Vladivostok from September 4 to September 6.
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