External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India and Russia have made good progress in implementing the agreements that were signed during the last Summit meeting in Goa in October 2016.
Both the countries are determined to further strengthen the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership that exists between India and Russia, she stated in a media Statement during the visit of Deputy Prime Minister of Russia to India.
The two countries agreed to work closely in diverse fields including security, nuclear, space, disaster management, trade and economy, science and technology and people-to-people linkages, Sushma said.
India and Russia also took stock of preparations for the forthcoming 18th India-Russia Annual Summit to be held in St. Petersburg on June 1 between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin.
External Affairs Minister appreciated the overwhelming response of Ministries, Departments, PSUs, trade and industry associations, private sector, state and city governments for coming forward to commemorate the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Russia.
The minister conveyed her felicitations to the Government and people of Russia on the historic occasion of the Russia's Victory Day which was celebrated on May 09.