India is close to Russia. Prime Minister Modi first participated in the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian Far East Vladivostok. We met with President Putin and agreed to deepen cooperation in the arms and energy fields. In the background, there are doubts and cautions shared by both countries. (Vladivostok = Ken Narabe, Ryosuke Ishibashi)
Modi said in a joint announcement after meeting with Mr. Putin on the 4th, “I visited the Far East for the first time as the prime minister of India. It was. Putin responded, “The relationship between India and Russia is truly strategic and has a particularly high priority.”
According to the announcement, the two countries agreed on joint production of Russian-made weapon parts, Russian oil and gas production, and cooperation for expanding exports of liquefied natural gas to India. They also agreed to work on space cooperation in Russia to train for India's first manned space flight program, and on maritime revitalization between Vladivostok and Chennai Port in southern India.
On the same day, prior to the talks, the two of them visited a shipyard that built Russia's latest icebreaker and LNG tanker. The two headed to the same place for about 2 hours by boat, saying that they were able to talk on the ship kneeling (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India). The Russian government wants to export oil and natural gas to the world, including India, on a large ship, and Mr Putin called on Modi for investment. Together, they visited cultural and industrial exhibitions all over the Far East and had dinner together to appeal for the first time in honeymoon.
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