Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi met on the quay of the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island, where the Eastern Economic Forum is being held. After that, they boarded the corvette Uragan to travel from Ajax Bay to the Zvezda Shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen.
During their visit to the Zvezda Shipyard, the Russian President and the Prime Minister of India learned about the shipyard’s modernisation and the construction of a dry dock for repairing vessels of any size, They also inspected models of ships and a steerable thruster mounted on a special platform.
Russian-Indian talks attended by the two countries’ delegations were later held at Far Eastern Federal University. Following the consultations, Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi adopted a joint statement titled Through Trust and Partnership to New Heights in Cooperation and witnessed the exchange of the documents signed by their delegations.
These documents include a strategy for the enhancement of Russian-Indian trade, economic and investment cooperation and intergovernmental agreements on the joint production of spare parts and other items for Russian (Soviet) weapons and military equipment, as well as on cooperation in audiovisual co-production.
The other documents signed today cover expansion of cooperation in the oil and gas sector, road transport and infrastructure; the development of maritime communications between Vladivostok and Chennai; investment cooperation, including in the implementation of coking coal mining projects in the Russian Far East, the joint development of downstream LNG business and LNG supplies, as well as cooperation in combating customs violations.
The President of Russia and the Prime Minister of India also made statements for the press.