Mr Putin repeated his invitation to the Indian Prime Minister to visit Moscow as soon as possible.
As they discussed the situation in Iraq, Mr Putin said it was necessary to make the resolution on Iraq a serious and effective working document. Those who drafted it were to proceed from the current reality and show to the Iraqi nation that the international community was ready and able to settle the problem. He stressed that the subject would be discussed with all partners and that India’s position on the issue was of tremendous importance.
Mr Putin called for careful attention to the existing international legal instruments of the United Nations and for the utmost circumspection in reforming them. He said that guarantees of their effectiveness gave the only chance to avoid a legal vacuum in interstate relations.