Nov 2: Shri Vikas Swarup, Secretary ( West), Ministry of External Affairs led the Indian delegation for consultations on UN Security Council related issues with Russian Foreign Ministry officials on 2nd December 2020 in Moscow. Indian delegation also included other officials from the Ministry of External Affairs and the Embassy of India in Moscow.
The Russian delegation was led by Mr. Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and included other Russian Foreign Ministry officials.
Russian side welcomed India taking up the nonpermanent seat at the UNSC for the period 2021-22. Both sides held wide-ranging discussions on issues on the UN Security Council agenda and recent developments. Both sides agreed to deepen cooperation on counter-terrorism at multilateral platforms. The Indian delegation briefed Russia on its priorities during its upcoming UNSC tenure and they decided to work closely together, given the common challenges faced and in keeping with their long-standing Special and Strategic Privileged Partnership.