Modi, FM Jaitley interact with business leaders in Russian Federation

The president was welcomed by a number of senior Russian officials, including Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.


Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in weekly news brifing that both leaders would discuss the issues of mutual concerns during the meting.

The BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, should forge a closer partnership with each member making use of complementary advantages in resources endowment and industrial structure and jointly expanding development space, he said.

About status of Pakistan’s full membership at SCO, the Spokesman said Pakistan was hoping that the membership would be approved in principle.

Further talking about the meeting between Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Jaishankar said that the meeting was very positive as a lot of things have moved forward since December previous year. “Financial markets are unstable”, the prime minister noted as he advocated the need for tapping the “unique” strengths that each member country of the BRICS and developing linkages.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi “strongly” and “clearly” conveyed concerns to President Xi Jinping over China blocking a proposal for action by the United Nations against Pakistan on the release of jailed Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, with India rejecting the “weak evidence” theory propounded by Beijing in this regard.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday urged the BRICS bloc, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) to work together to better people’ s livelihood.[Special coverage]. “This will be an important step in trade facilitation”, he said.

On border issues, Xi called on the two sides to properly manage and control their differences and jointly safeguard peace and security in the border areas. “That’s been our longstanding position”, Kirby said. “It’s in nobody’s interest for the tensions to rise and to increase, and for the tensions in the region to become less stable in many ways than they already are”, he said.


He said requests had been made to Saudi government for consular access to Zaid Hamid and for information on any sentence given to him.

Modi, FM Jaitley interact with business leaders in Russian Federation