India, Russia to fix agenda for Medvedev`s visit

Ahead of Russian Prez Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to India next month, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna will hold talks with Russian Dy PM Sergei Ivanov here Thursday to firm up pacts that are expected to be signed during the presidential trip.

New Delhi: Ahead of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev`s visit to India next month, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will hold talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov here Thursday to firm up pacts that are expected to be signed during the presidential trip.

The 16th Indo-Russian Inter-Governmental Joint Economic Commission meeting will focus on expanding economic and technological cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting is expected to firm up agenda for the annual summit-level meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Medvedev next month.
The meeting will identify future projects for bilateral cooperation in diverse areas, including civil nuclear energy, IT, food processing, construction and engineering services, financial services and tele-medicine.
A slew of new agreements are expected to be finalised in the meeting, official sources said.

IANS

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