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MOSCOW, March 17. /TASS/. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum that will be held on June 1-3, the Indian Ambassador in Moscow, Pankaj Saran told reporters on Friday.
"Yes we await it," he said when a reporter asked him in a Modi-Putin meeting on the sideline of SPIEF was possible.
On Thursday, Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said Russian and Indian leaders could discuss new points of growth in the Russian and Indian economies.
"We hope the detailed scrutiny of the new points of growth will be reflected in the agenda of the summit talks in the format of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia and participation in SPIEF at the beginning of June," he said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters earlier the organizers of the forum had not finalized the list of the forum guests yet but he knew Modi would be the main guest at the forum.
As regards cooperation between India and Russia, Denis Manturov signaled out the areas like transport control and navigation systems, agriculture, small and medium-sized business, and some others, adding that the two countries attached priority to green technologies.