Working trip of the Minister for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic Alexei Chekunkov to India

The head of the Russian Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East Alexei Chekunkov is on a working visit to the Republic of India. On March 27, the minister held a number of meetings with Indian business circles in the Indian capital. On March 28, a series of talks will be held with Indian cabinet leaders.

The key issues on the Russian-Indian agenda are the development of friendly ties, the expansion of trade, economic, investment, cultural and humanitarian cooperation in the Far East and the Arctic.

The meeting with Indian business, which took place in New Delhi, was attended by the heads of more than 20 top managers and shareholders of Indian private and public companies, including those from the top 100 largest national conglomerates, as well as representatives of business associations of various industries.

The event was organized by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic with the participation of the Russian trade mission in the Republic of India, VEB.RF and Rosatom.

During the meeting and negotiations on the sidelines of the business forum, issues of implementing projects in tourism, development, pharmacology, mining, infrastructure construction, supply of machinery and equipment, as well as food products were discussed. A number of Indian companies are considering the possibility of localizing production - both in the Far East and in the Arctic regions (in particular, in the Murmansk region). The prospects for the development of transport and logistics links between the two countries were considered, including using the potential of the Northern Sea Route, the Arctic and Far Eastern railway and port infrastructure.

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