SME Times News Bureau | 11 Dec, 2018
create a more enabling legislative framework to fully tap the immense potential
of bilateral cooperation between India and Russia, said the Chairman of ‘Duma’
of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin.
Volodin called for
an enabling legislative framework to fully tap the immense potential of
bilateral cooperation between India and Russia.
A 30 member high
level Russian Parliamentary delegation led by Chairman of the State Duma
(counterpart of the Lok Sabha) of the Russian Parliament, called on the Vice
President M. Venkaiah Naidu and held wide range of discussions on bilateral
ties, on Monday.
During the 40
minutes long meeting, both the sides fondly recalled the traditional bonds of
friendship between the two counties and the need to further intensify
cooperation in the present world order.
The Chairman of
the Duma, Volodin stressed on the need for enhancing parliamentary exchanges
between the two countries to enable necessary legislative framework to fully
harness the potential of India-Russia ties in various sectors.
He urged the
Committees of the Parliaments of both the countries to be more proactive in
He said "There is a need to further build upon the traditional
friendship between the two countries for mutual advantage in the fields of
economy, human development and cultural cooperation."
Referring to the
immense opportunities in the fields of tourism and medical education, Volodin
called for addressing bureaucratic delays. He further said that bilateral trade
increased by about 21% last year and still there is scope to go much beyond.
Referring to the
‘special and privileged’ relationship and positive engagement between the two
countries in various multilateral forums, Naidu said that the 19 bilateral
summits between the leaders of the two countries since 2000 and the recent very
productive meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir
Putin reflect the solidarity between the two countries.
He said the
convergence of views between India and Russia on various international and
multilateral matters need to be taken forward through parliamentary exchanges.