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Updated: September 2, 2009 18:39 IST

President arrives in Moscow

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President Pratibha Patil. Photo: V. Sudershan
The Hindu President Pratibha Patil. Photo: V. Sudershan

President Pratibha Patil arrived here on Wednesday on her maiden visit to Russia, seeking to consolidate the relations between the “close friends and partners” in the changed global geo-political situation.

She will also travel to Tajikistan during her week-long two-nation tour.

Patil, who is leading a large delegation including Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the airport.

During her four-day stay in Russia, she will hold talks with President Dmitry Medvedev on a wide range of bilateral, regional and global issues. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will also meet her.

Ahead of her visit, Patil said India “is committed to develop relations of close and large-scale bilateral cooperation and partnership with Russia.”

In an interview to Russian news agency, she underlined that “despite the serious situation and changes that emerged over the past decades in the global geo-political situation, India and Russia remain close friends and partners, while our desire to consolidate our relations are constantly confirmed at top political level.”

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