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S Jaishankar to meet Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on August 27

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team Moscow, Russia Aug 22, 2019, 08.16 PM (IST) Edited By: Sparshita Saxena

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is slated to meet his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, in Moscow on August 27, according to Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"They will discuss ways to further advance bilateral cooperation, as well as compare notes on the schedule of upcoming contacts," the ministry tweeted.

The meeting will come just a few days before the Eastern Economic Forum is due to begin from September 4 to September 6 in Vladivostok.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to be a part of the forum. 

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Wednesday met with his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in Moscow and discussed the Kashmir issue. 

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Russia supported India's position on Kashmir. Both the parties reiterated the importance of bilateral consultations and mutual support for principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Non-interference of third parties was also reiterated. Doval's Moscow visit comes on Patrushev's invite. 

"NSA’s talks with his Russian counterpart covered preparations for PM’s visit to Vladivostok for the Eastern Economic Forum in early September, bilateral cooperation between the two National Security Councils as well as regional and international issues," read the press release.  

Russia and India reaffirmed their intention to bolster counter-terrorism cooperation. 

"Doval also met director of ROSCOSMOS Dmitry Rogozin to review ongoing cooperation in the space field and the Gaganyaan programme," the press release added.  

Space cooperation was also on the table. Rogozin lauded the progress of the Chandrayaan programme and conveyed Russia’s support and best wishes for the Mission’s success. 

(With inputs from ANI)