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Moscow Hails Intensity Of Russian-indian Contacts

Moscow is quite content with the current level of Russian-Indian contacts which assumed a strategic nature after President Vladimir Putin's visit to India last October. We have got many common targets both on the world scene and in bilateral relations, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov told reporters on his coming to New Delhi. Arrangements for Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's trip to Russia will top the agenda of his talks in India. He referred to the coming visit as an impetus for bilateral cooperation and international solutions. Russia and India, two great powers, have common approaches to most international problems. We favour a democratic, multi-polar world order, strict respect for the UN Charter and international law and settlement of disputes through political dialogue, through talks, said the Russian foreign minister.