AMN / MOSCOW
India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived here today to attend the 23rd meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Technical & Economic Cooperation, IRIGC-TEC.
In her 1st engagement after arriving in Moscow Sushma Swaraj held meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. “Both leaders had a good exchange of views on bilateral & regional issues”, MEA said in tweet. Lavrov also hosted a dinner in honour of Swaraj.
She will co-chair the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Yuri Borisov.
IRIGC-TEC is a standing body which annually meets and reviews ongoing activities of bilateral cooperation in the fields of bilateral trade and investment, science and technology, culture and other issues of mutual interest.
The Commission, after taking stock of bilateral cooperation in various fields, will provide policy recommendations and directions in the concerned fields.
Earlier, Ms. Swaraj had a brief stopover at Ashgabat en route to Russia during which she held discussions with her Turkmenistan counterpart Rashid Meredov.
Ms. Swaraj was welcomed at Ashgabat airport by Meredov. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that both the leaders discussed issues of bilateral interest.
Always a pleasure to meet a good friend of India! EAM @SushmaSwaraj with Foreign Minister of #Russia Sergey Lavrov in her 1st engagement since arriving in Moscow. Both leaders had a good exchange of views on bilateral & regional issues. FM Lavrov hosted a dinner in honour of EAM. pic.twitter.com/r2IVgkNspZ
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 13, 2018
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