Putin-Modi Meeting on SPIEF Sidelines
President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, according to Presidential spokesman Yuri Ushakov. "The themes are the fight against terrorism, the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with an emphasis on the Syria crisis, the situation in Afghanistan, and the situation on the Korean Peninsula," Ushakov said.
The list of papers to be signed following Modi's visit "is being finalized, but we expect around ten documents to be signed in the presence of Russian President and Indian Prime Minister," Ushakov said. "Also, the so-called St. Petersburg declaration of Russia and India will be adopted following the talks, which will specify various steps aimed at expansion of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, scientific, technical and humanitarian areas," he said.