OREANDA-NEWS. Participants in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s board meeting, chaired by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, have praised Moscow’s close cooperation with India in resolving global issues, the ministry said in a statement following the meeting dedicated to the current state of and prospects for strategic cooperation with India.

"Participants in the meeting pointed to intensive Russian-Indian political dialogue on various levels and close cooperation aimed at resolving a number of global issues, including the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, on the Korean Peninsula and the conflict in Syria, as well as the construction of an inclusive and open security architecture in the Asia Pacific region," the statement reads. "The need was emphasized to deepen mutual coordination with New Delhi at leading multilateral platforms, such as the United Nations, G20, Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

At the same time, "the participants highlighted the need to constantly improve the level of bilateral trade and economic cooperation, particularly through implementing large-scale mutual projects."

The meeting’s participants also approved measures aimed at achieving Russia’s key foreign policy priorities, which concern India.