Putin, Rousseff, Netherlands PM call Modi


New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff today called Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his landslide win in the Lok Sabha polls and said they were looking forward to meet him in the BRICS summit in July.

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte also called on Modi and congratulated him on his victory. Putin also extended an invitation to Modi to visit Russian Federation in near future.

In his message, he said he is looking forward to meet him at the BRICS Summit in Brazil and expressed hope that they will be able to discuss bilateral cooperation.

Putin recalled that the declaration signed in 2000 when NDA government was in power was still the foundation for strategic cooperation between the two countries.

Emphasising that relations between the two countries are multi-dimensional, he said that he looks forward to the bilateral summit to be held in India later in the year.


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