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India, Russia discuss cooperation through Parliamentary Friendship groups

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A delegation from the Federal Council of met with members of on Thursday and discussed the whole range of Russian-Indian bilateral cooperation with a special focus on the development of relations through India-Parliamentary Friendship groups.

During the meeting, both the countries discussed various issues of mutual interest, comprising of inter-regional cooperation between and including in economic sphere, youth entrepreneurship, educational and cultural exchanges, boosting inter-parliamentary contacts, not only on a bilateral level, but also on a multilateral one, as well as developing forums such as the (SCO) and BRICS.

The two sides also stressed on the necessity of early signing of the agreement on mutual recognition of diplomas between Russia and

In addition to this, both and Russia have agreed to develop direct trade relations to achieve a turnover of up to 30 billion dollars.

To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, both India and Russia have agreed to host events in

The Russian delegation was headed by member of the and State Building Yelena Afanasyeva, of the and Financial Markets Elena Perminova and first of the Committee on Economic Policy Vyacheslav Timchenko.

The Russian delegation met with Deputy of Harivansh Narayan Singh and the led by member of Lok Sabha Hema Malini, General Secretary of the Ram Madhav, of the parliamentary opposition Sonia Gandhi, of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs Shashi Tharoor.

The Russian delegation took part in a working dinner held on behalf of Strategy and to FICCI Peter T. Hassan, in the presence of senior Indian officials and of and

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 03:08 IST