Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin

Putin stands by India in fight against terrorism

Agency News

New Delhi, Feb 28 : Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the current crisis in relations between India and Pakistan in the context of the fight against international terrorism, the Kremlin press service reported.

According to the press service, Putin also expressed his condolences in connection with the terrorist attack on the Indian military on February 14. "In this regard, the leaders condemned international terrorism and any form of its support, and stressed the need to step up the uncompromising fight against the terrorist threat," the press service said in a statement.

"While discussing the crisis situation in relations between India and Pakistan, Putin expressed hope for its quick settlement," the statement said.

According to the document, both leaders expressed interest in further strengthening of cooperation in all areas, including military-technical ties.

Putin invited Modi to take part as a main guest at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on September 4-6, 2019 in Russia's Far Eastern city of Vladivostok, the press service said.

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 statement added. (UNI)