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Russian envoy hails Swaraj's personal contribution in strengthening ties between two countries

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Russian has hailed Swaraj for her "personal contribution" in strengthening ties between and that he described as "second to none".

Speaking at an event to mark Day yesterday, Kudashev said friendship and strategic partnership of and has all the prerequisites to thrive and blossom for the security and prosperity of not only the two countries, but also the world at large.

Swaraj was chief guest at the event yesterday.

"Let me take this opportunity to, first and foremost, thank our chief guest Swaraj-ji for her personal valuable contribution to the strengthening of ties and cooperation between our countries, which are second to none," the said.

and Russia share a robust cooperation, especially in the areas of and defence. is New Delhi's major supplier of and spare parts.

The two countries have diplomatic ties for the past 71 years and this year also marks the 25th between the two countries.

Russia is one of the few nations with whom India holds an annual summit.

Last month, and had an informal summit in Sochi in Russia.

Putin will be in India in October for the annual summit between the two countries.

"It comes as no surprise that it is our common goal to continue fulfilling the inexhaustible potential of Russia-India trade, investment, technological, scientific and cultural interaction as well as strengthening our cooperation multilaterally in the near future and beyond," the said.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 21:10 IST