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Hopeful Pm Leaves for Russia, China Visit

Posted on the 20 October 2013 by M Shekhar @politicscope
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has left for four days visit to Russia and China on Sunday. A business delegation is accompanying the PM.
The Moscow State Institute of International Relations will confer an Honorary Doctorate during his visit. "I am honoured at this gesture, which is also testimony to the relations between our two countries," said the PM before leaving abroad.


"I am leaving today for Moscow to attend the 14th India-Russian Annual Summit at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin. Thereafter, I will travel to Beijing for an official visit to China at the invitation of Premier Li Keqiang."
- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister


"My visit will strengthen our relations with two of our most important partners and create new strategic opportunities"
Manmohan Singh
"India and Russia have always had a convergence of views on global and regional issues, and we value Russia’s perspective on international developments of mutual interest. I look forward to exchanging views with President Putin on a broad range of international developments, including the conflict and turbulence in West Asia as also closer to India, particularly in Afghanistan. I will convey to President Putin our interest in deepening our consultations and coordination on international issues."
"India and China have historical issues and there are areas of concern. The two governments are addressing them with sincerity and maturity, without letting them affect the overall atmosphere of friendship and cooperation. I will be discussing some of these issues as part of strategic communication between leaders with a forward-looking and problem-solving approach."
- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister


"I am confident that my visit will strengthen our relations with two of our most important partners and create new strategic opportunities for India’s growth, prosperity and development in a stable external environment."
- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister

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