PM, Medvedev discuss bilateral ties, global situation

Meeting for the second time in four months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday discussed ways to push the unique bilateral strategic partnership.

Sanya (China): Meeting for the second time
in four months, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Russian
President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday discussed ways to push the
unique bilateral strategic partnership that covers a wide
range of issues, including defence, space and trade and
economy.

The two leaders, who are here for the
Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) Summit
tomorrow, took stock of the bilateral relations as also the
global situation having impact on their countries.

"India and Russia have unique strategic partnership which
has completed a decade. This is an occasion to celebrate,"
said Singh in his opening remarks at the meeting.

"We gained in strength, durability and depth (due to the
partnership)," he said and thanked Medvedev and Prime Minister
Vladimir Putin for extending the cooperation to almost every
conceivable area.

"We hope to accomplish more in the next decade," the
Prime Minister remarked.

Recalling Medvedev`s visit to Delhi in December, Singh
termed it as a "landmark" and expressed gratitude to Russia
for supporting India`s ambitions.

PTI

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