Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet in the second half of 2021, Indian Ambassador to Russia Bala Venkatesh Varma said. “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was postponed to a later time. It will take place in the second half of the year. There is no date yet, ” the ambassador told reporters.
His colleague Sergey Lavrov also spoke about the expectation of this meeting: “We expect that the epidemiological situation will allow us to hold a bilateral summit meeting in 2021. The dates of the next meetings of the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation, the intergovernmental commission on military and military-technical cooperation, as well as the inter-parliamentary commission are being worked out,” he said.
In accordance with the Declaration on Strategic Partnership of 2000, the leaders of the two countries meet annually. In 2020, the goal failed to hold a summit meeting for the first time in 20 years.