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Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives greetings from Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of his birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin extends “best wishes” to his “dear friend” prime minister Narendra Modi before him birthday on saturday The two leaders held talks on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s annual summit on Friday.

Prime Minister Modi, who attended the first in-person summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in two years in the historic Uzbek city of Samarkand, turned 72 on Saturday.

in their First meeting after Ukraine conflict Broke in February this year, Putin extended his best wishes to India and Prime Minister Modi.

“I want to wish India the very best. I also know that tomorrow my dear friend, you are going to celebrate your birthday. According to Russian tradition, we never greet in advance. So, I can’t do that right now, Putin said.

“But I would like you to know that we are aware of it. And we wish you all the best. We wish the best for the friendly Indian nation and we wish India prosperity under your leadership,” said the 69-year-old Russian President he said.

Putin said relations between Russia and India are developing very rapidly and are in the nature of a strategically privileged partnership, adding that the two countries are actively engaging on international platforms.

“Had a wonderful meeting with President Putin. We had the opportunity to discuss furthering India-Russia cooperation in trade, energy, defense and other areas. We also discussed other bilateral and global issues,” Modi said with Putin. Tweeted about your meeting.

Modi arrived here on Thursday night on a nearly 24-hour tour.

The summit of the influential grouping of eight countries is taking place amid growing geopolitical turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion. Ukraine and China’s aggressive military posture Taiwan Strait.

Launched in Shanghai in June 2001, the SCO has eight full members, including its six founding members, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined as full members in 2017.

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