PM Modi virtually addresses 6th Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday delivered a video-address during the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in Vladivostok. 

PM Modi was the Chief Guest for the 5th EEF in 2019, the first by an Indian Prime Minister. 

Applauding President Putin’s vision for the development of the Russian Far East, PM reiterated India’s commitment as part of its “Act East Policy’ of being a reliable partner of Russia in this regard. He underlined the natural complementarities of India and Russia in the development of the Russian Far East. 

PM Modi stressed on the importance of greater economic and commercial engagement between the two sides in line with the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’. He highlighted the importance of health and pharma sectors as important areas of cooperation that have emerged during the pandemic. He also referred to other potential areas of economic cooperation including diamond, coking coal, steel, timber etc. 

Recalling the visit of Chief Ministers of Indian states to EEF-2019, PM extended an invitation to Governors of the 11 regions of Russian Far East to visit India.