India, Russia pledge to enhance ties

2009-09-04 08:51 BJT

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Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has held talks with her Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow.

The two countries have pledged to enhance bilateral ties in energy and trade.

President Pratibha Devisingh Patil is leading a large delegation on her five-day visit to Russia.

The high-level meeting discussed various issues.

Dmitry Medvedev, Russian President, said, "Among our priorities are cooperation in energy, metallurgy, engineering and high technology transfers. We will also cover banking areas, further construction of nuclear power plants at the Kudankulam site, and our participation in projects in Sakhalin and others"

The Indian President says there is ample opportunities to further expand relations.

Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Indian President, said, "We expressed satisfaction, with ongoing efforts to achieve the bilateral trade target of 10 billion US dollars by 2010, which has been agreed to by both sides."

India and Russia already cooperate in the areas of defense, nuclear energy and space technology.

The two countries have completed the design of an unmanned lunar orbiter, due to be launched between 2011 and 2012.

Patil will also meet with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Her next trip will take her to Tajikistan.

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