New Delhi, Nov 22: India and Russia likely to sign a security agreement on cooperation in curbing terrorism and crime during Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s three-day visit to Russia next week, an official statement stated on Wednesday.
During his two days visit starting from November 27 to 29, the Home Minister hold bilateral talks over wide ranges of issues including regional and international matters of mutual interest with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Kolokoltsev and other senior Russian leadership.
“Rajnath Singh is likely to sign a comprehensive security agreement on cooperation in combating terrorism and organized crime with the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation which would reinforce the relationship between India and Russia through exchange and sharing of information, expertise, best practices and would help in curbing terrorism and enhancing security in the region,” a Home Ministry statement asserted.
He is also anticipated to sign a joint action or implementation plan for cooperation in areas of drugs and disaster management, the statement stated.
As both the countries have long history of close cooperation on matters of shared security concerns, this visit will provide an opportunity to further cement and strengthen the mutually beneficial bilateral ties between two the countries, it further added.