On October 16th Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks on the sidelines of the annual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Within the framework of the SCO summit in Samarkand, a meeting of the leaders of Russia and India took place. Vladimir Putin once again emphasized the status of a privileged strategic partnership between our countries and noted active cooperation on international platforms.
The President of Russia focused on the fact that the Russian-Indian trade turnover is growing, among other things, due to additional deliveries of Russian fertilizers to the Indian market. “Our trade is growing, thanks to your additional supplies of Russian fertilizers to the Indian markets, which have grown more than eight-fold. I am hopeful that this is going to be of huge help of the agricultural sector of India,” — the President of the Russian Federation stated.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on a regional grouping with China and Russia to strengthen supply chains, amid a flurry of meetings and speeches by leaders including Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. As energy and food crises spread, Modi urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to develop “reliable, resilient and diversified” supply chains to address the challenges.
This year the forum took place in Samarkand regarding Uzbekistan as the current chair of SCO 2022 ceding this status to India. India will host next SCO summit as a chairman of Organization in 2023.