Russian Deputy PM discusses diamond processing and tourism during India visit

Yury Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District led a high-level delegation to India from 15-19 June 2019.

The delegation included senior officials from the Russian Ministry for Far East Development, Far East Investment and Export Agency, representatives of Russian regions, industry representatives and academia.

Among his official engagements in New Delhi, Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev held meetings with Ajit Doval, National Security Advisor , Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister and Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He had an interaction with Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog.

Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev also attended a round-table discussion involving representatives of leading Indian Universities to foster closer partnership between Indian and Russian Far Eastern Universities in the field of science and education.

Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev also travelled to Mumbai where he interacted with prominent Indian industry representatives and had meetings with Indian companies having business interests in the Russian Far East.

The visit was undertaken to help both sides prepare ground for the visit of Prime Minister to Vladivostok in early September to participate in the 5th edition of the Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest of the event. The visit also provided opportunity to explore bilateral cooperation in the sectors of Diamond-processing, Petroleum and Natural Gas, Coal and mining, Agro-processing and Tourism which have been identified as the priority areas for development in the Russian Far East. Both sides agreed to work together to promote their bilateral economic engagement in the Russian Far East, a press note from the Ministry of External Affairs of India said.

Deputy Prime Minister Trutnev had earlier visited India in March 2017.

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