Mr. Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District along with his delegation visited India from 15-19 June 2019. The delegation included senior officials from the Russian Ministry for Far East Development, Far East Investment and Export Agency, representatives of Russian regions, industry representatives and academia.
Reason for the visit
The visit was undertaken to help both sides to prepare for the visit of Prime Minister to Vladivostok, Russia to participate in the 5th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) as the Chief Guest of the event which is scheduled between September 4 and 6, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his two-day visit to Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit, had held a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and accepted his invitation to be the Chief Guest at the EEF.
Meeting with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev met Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar in New Delhi and discussed ways to strengthen ties between the two nations and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Vladivostok for the EEF. They spoke of increasing Indian investment in the Russian Far East.
Meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr. Yury Trutnev met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval in New Delhi. They agreed to work together to promote their bilateral economic engagement in the Russian Far East.
Meeting with Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan
Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mr. Yury Trutnev met Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi. They discussed issues related to energy cooperation between the two countries.
- It provided an opportunity to explore bilateral cooperation in the sectors of Diamond-processing, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Coal and mining, Agro-processing and Tourism which have been identified as the priority areas for development in the Russian Far East.
- They decided to further widen the scope of their economic partnership in the sectors of energy, Arctic region, transfer of technology, joint projects under ‘Make in India’ initiative and manpower.
- Russian Deputy Prime Minister met Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog and held talks with him.
- He attended a round-table discussion involving representatives of leading Indian Universities to foster a closer partnership between Indian and Russian Far Eastern Universities in the field of science and education.
- In Mumbai, he interacted with prominent Indian industry representatives and held meetings with Indian companies having business interests in the Russian Far East. India has started investing in Russia and 3 more companies from India have expressed interest to invest in the far east besides Tata Power, KGK Diamond among others.
♦ Capital: Moscow
♦ Currency: Russian ruble