Jaishankar to meet Russian FM today

Jaishankar to meet Russian FM today

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Moscow, Aug 28 : External affairs minister S Jaishankar will meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday to discuss ways of further developing bilateral cooperation ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum which will be held from September 4-6 in Russia's Vladivostok. The topics the diplomats will cover include trade and investment, military, scientific and technical cooperation, the use of national currencies in mutual settlements, and prospective projects in the space and energy sectors, especially on the Arctic shelf and in Russia's Far East.

The foreign ministers will also address the situation in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, Russian-Indian cooperation in the Asian-Pacific region and in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as preparations for Russia to chair BRICS in 2020. Mr Lavrov and Mr Jaishankar stand for strengthening the legal and collective principles of interstate communication, respect for the cultural and civilizational identity of the people around the world, and non-interference in nations' domestic affairs.UNI