India, Russia agree to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism

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India, Russia agree to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism

New Delhi (NVI): India and Russia today held consultations on UNSC issues where both sides agreed to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism at multilateral platforms.

“The Indian delegation briefed Russia on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure and they decided to work closely together, given the common challenges faced and in keeping with their long-standing Special and Strategic Privileged Partnership,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

The consultations came ahead of India taking up the non-permanent seat at the UNSC for the period 2021-22.

The Indian side was led by Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), MEA and the Russian delegation was led by Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and included other Russian Foreign Ministry officials.

Indian delegation also included other officials from MEA and the Embassy of India in Moscow.

During the consultations, Russia welcomed India taking up the non permanent seat at the UNSC for the period 2021-22, the MEA said in a statement.

Apart from that, the Indian delegation briefed Russia on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure and they decided to work closely together, given the common challenges faced and in keeping with their long standing Special and Strategic Privileged Partnership, the MEA said.

-ARK