Moscow: India’s “time-tested and trust-based” relationship remains very strong and continues to grow, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Friday as he held “productive” talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to step up bilateral cooperation on space, nuclear, energy and defence sectors.
Jaishankar, who is here on a three-day visit, also discussed global and regional issues like the situation in Afghanistan, Iran and Syria.
He said the two leaders “made good progress” as part of preparations for the annual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin later this year.
“I would say the talks were as always very warm, comfortable, comprehensive and productive,” Jaishankar said.
He said his talks with Lavrov showed that “despite the fact that so many things are changing in our world both before and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our time-tested and trust-based relationship is very much not just in place but…