26 Sep 2018 20:39

Russia, India plan to sign agreements on security cooperation - Patrushev

TEHRAN. Sept 26 (Interfax) - Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said he is sure that agreements Russia and India plan to conclude following a meeting between their leaders on October 5 will promote the countries' security cooperation.

"The Russian president and the Indian prime minister will have their fourth meeting this year in New Delhi on October 5. I am sure we will bring a substantial package of documents to the next Russian-Indian summit, which will help further promote our cooperation, including in the area of security," Patrushev said at a meeting with Indian National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister Ajit Kumar Doval in Tehran on Wednesday.

Russia values privileged strategic partnership with India, he said.

Patrushev and Doval discussed interaction between the Russian and Indian defense and law enforcement agencies.

Representatives of the Russian, Afghan, Indian, Iranian, and Chinese security councils had met in Tehran earlier on Wednesday for multilateral consultations on the situation in Afghanistan.