Medvedev to visit India on Dec 20

Russian Prez will pay an official visit to India on December 20-22, the Kremlin announced.

Moscow: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
will pay an official visit to India on December 20-22, the
Kremlin announced on Thursday.

During his New Delhi stay Medvedev will meet with
President Pratibha Patil and hold annual summit talks with
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on the whole range of
bilateral and international issues of mutual interest.

During the then President Vladimir Putin`s India visit
in October 2000, New Delhi and Moscow agreed to hold annual
summits alternatively on each-other`s soil.

Bilateral innovative cooperation in hi-tech areas
would be high on the agenda of Medvedev`s India visit
Last month; Medvedev had expressed Russia`s readiness
for innovative partnership with New Delhi and Beijing for
"modernisation" of the Russian economy.

"We see the possibility of innovative partnership
with nations like China, India in the five priority areas of
Russia`s modernisation," Medvedev said during his annual
state of the nation address before the Federal Assembly.

PTI

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