New Delhi, March 01: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evening called Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on phone and expressed his deep condolences on the Pulwama terrorist attack.
According to an MEA release, President Putin also conveyed solidarity of the people of the Russian Federation with the people of India in the "fight against terrorism".
"The Prime Minister thanked President Putin for Russia’s steadfast support for India’s efforts to protect its interests against cross-border terror attacks, and renewed India’s commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation in countering terrorism as a pillar of privileged and special strategic partnership," the statement said.
Both leaders agreed that they should stop all support to terrorism. "Both the leaders also agreed that the growing cooperation between the two countries will take their Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership from strength to strength," it said.
President Putin reiterated his previous invitation to Prime Minister Modi to attend the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok later this year. "The Prime Minister welcomed the invitation and underscored the significance of growing economic cooperation, including in the Russian Far East, between the two countries," the release said. UNI