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MOSCOW, October 20 (Itar-Tass) - India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Moscow on Sunday, where he will participate in the 14th annual Russia-India summit.
The prime minister will have negotiations with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on October 21.
The Kremlin’s press service reports the sides “will discuss bilateral relations, implementation of agreements reached over the official visit of Russia’s president to India.” Besides, they will exchange views on the regional and international problems. The agenda includes the situations in Afghanistan, in the Middle East and in Northern Africa.
Russia and India are expected to sign a mutual statement, which will reflect positions of the countries on further development of strategic partnership, including development of the trade and economic cooperation and coordination of cooperation on current international issues. This will be the third meeting between Putin and Singh over the current year.
On the same day, the Indian prime minister will have a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Singh will give a lecture at the Foreign Ministry’s Institute of Foreign Relations. The prime minister came to Russia several times earlier, but it will be his first visit to the Institute.
After his visit to Russia the Indian prime minister will go to China on October 22-24 at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, the Indian foreign ministry said.