India and Russia held bilateral consultations on UNSC issues in Moscow at the DG level. The Russian delegation was led by Director of the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation Peter Ilichev. Joint Secretary UNP and Summits in the Ministry of External Affair Prakash Gupta led the Indian delegation along with officials from Embassy of India in Moscow.
Both sides appreciated intensive on-going bilateral contacts on UN issues, including with respect to a wide range of issues on the UNSC agenda. The Indian delegation briefed the Russian side on India’s priorities during its UNSC tenure. Both sides agreed to work closely together on key issues on the UNSC agenda in keeping with the special and privileged strategic partnership.