Visit of Indian Prime Minister to Russia be major event

An official visit of Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Russia is a major event of the Russian-Indian relations this year, a source in the Kremlin told RIA Novosti.

"The visit will contribute to further strengthening strategic partnership between Russia and India, developing collaboration of the two countries on the key directions of bilateral cooperation and in international affairs," the RIA interlocutor pointed out.

The forthcoming Russian-Indian summit in Moscow will be the third bilateral meeting between Vladimir Putin and Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2003.

"It is planned to sign a large package of documents aimed at widening and further consolidating the contractual-legal basis of the Russian-Indian relations," the Kremlin reported.

Participants in the discussion of international problems will spotlight the pooling of efforts of the world community for creating the global system of countering the new challenges and threats.

In the course of the negotiations the sides will discuss measures for developing cooperation between Russia and India in the struggle against international terrorism, illegal drug trafficking and other threats to international security," the source in the Kremlin emphasized.

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