Putin said the two countries carried out large-scale trade and economic projects in energy, military technology and other areas of cooperation, and coordinated efforts to address important issues of the regional and global agenda.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday expressed confidence that India’s presidency of the SCO and the G20 will build multifaceted cooperation between the two countries and strengthen stability and security in Asia and the world. India formally assumed the presidency of the G20 on December 1 and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on September 16.
In New Year messages sent to President Draupadi Murmu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Putin noted that Russia and India celebrate the 75th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2022 and rely on positive traditions of friendship and mutual respect, the Kremlin said in a statement. The two countries are continuing their special strategic partnership. Putin said the two countries carried out large-scale trade and economic projects in energy, military technology and other areas of cooperation, and coordinated efforts to address important issues of the regional and global agenda.
“I am confident that India’s recently inaugurated Chairmanships of the SCO and the G20 will provide new opportunities for building multi-faceted Russia-India cooperation for the benefit of our peoples, in the interest of consolidating stability and security in Asia and around the world,” he said. Opportunities will open. India has so far not criticized the Russian attack on Ukraine and New Delhi has been maintaining that the crisis should be resolved through dialogue. SCO includes China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
It is a Eurasian political, economic and security organization. It is the world’s largest regional organization in terms of geographic scope and population, covering approximately 60 percent of Eurasia’s territory, 40 percent of the world’s population, and more than 30 percent of global GDP. Whereas, 19 countries in G20 – Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, Britain and America— and the European Union are included. G20 members represent approximately 85 percent of global GDP, more than 75 percent of global trade, and nearly two-thirds of the world population.
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