Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin witnessed the exchange of 15 agreements ushering in new areas of cooperation including connectivity, deep-sea exploration, space, nuclear energy, among others, at the India-Russia 20th Annual Summit in Vladivostok on Wednesday.
Ahead of the exchange of MoUs, the two leaders discussed bolstering cooperation in trade and investment, oil and gas, mining, nuclear energy, defence and security, air and maritime connectivity, transport infrastructure, hi-tech, outer space and people-to-people ties.
Addressing the media at a joint press conference, President Valdimir Putin announced that Russia will build 20 more nuclear power plants in India.
Putin also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting his invitation to attend the celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in Moscow in May 2020.
“I will wait for you,” he said, wrapping up his statement on talks with PM Modi.