Moscow, Jan 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held telephonic conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin and said to have discussed "current international matters, including the developments in the Persian Gulf region and in Libya".
The telephonic conversation took place "at the initiative of the Indian side", a statement from the Office of Russian President said. "The two leaders exchanged warm New Year greetings. While discussing the bilateral agenda, they noted their principled intent to further develop the Russian-Indian privileged strategic partnership," the statement said.
"Vladimir Putin and Narendra Modi also discussed some current international matters, including the developments in the Persian Gulf region and in Libya," it said. "They also confirmed new face-to-face meetings, including during the Moscow events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and during the BRICS and SCO summits in St Petersburg," the statement said. UNI