New Delhi. 25 August 2019. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister will pay a visit to Moscow on 27-28 August. This will be his first visit to Moscow since assumption of office. External Affairs Minister and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will take stock of preparations for the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister to Vladivostok to participate in the 5th Annual Eastern Economic Forum as the Chief Guest and the 20th Annual Bilateral Summit between the two countries. External Affairs Minister and Foreign Minister Lavrov will also discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest.

External Affairs Minister will meet Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yury Borisov. Both of them co-chair the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission – Technical & Economic Cooperation.During his visit, External Affairs Minister will also participate in Valdai Discussion Club interaction on the theme of India’s perspective of the Indo-Pacific.