Ready To Discuss If India Wants To Buy Anything From Us: Russian Foreign Minister


New Delhi: Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday praised India’s independent foreign policy and added that if New Delhi wanted to buy anything from Russia, “We are ready to discuss it”.

Addressing reporters in the national capital on Friday, Lavrov said that Russia is “ready to discuss and reach mutually acceptable cooperation” if India wants to buy anything from the Russian Federation.

“India must not be dependent on systems whose masters can steal your money overnight,” Lavrov said when asked about the United States’ statement that India would be violating US sanctions by purchasing discounted oil from Russia.

On the possibility of India becoming a mediator between Moscow and Kyiv, the Russian Foreign Minister said,”India is an important country. If India sees to play that role which provides resolution of the problem…If India is with its position of a just and rational approach to international problems, it can support such process.”

In a major announcement of further deepening of ties between Russia and India, visiting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said that Moscow is ready to supply oil and hi-tech weapons which Delhi wants to buy from it.

“We will be ready to supply to India any goods which it wants to buy from us. We are ready to discuss. Russia and India have very good relations,” Lavrov added.

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