Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, who is on a two-day state visit to Russia, discussed bilateral relations with the officials there on Saturday.

Jaishankar held discussions with Russian Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov and Sergey Ryabkov.

As per an official statement, the two sides discussed a range of issues, including preparations for the forthcoming 18th India-Russia Annual Summit, participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the chief guest at the XXI St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June this year and plans to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between India and Russia.

The statement also stated that the representatives of both the countires acknowledged the commonality of their positions on regional and global issues, reform of international institutions, cooperation against terrorism, anti-narcotics and cooperation in regional groups like SCO, BRICS and RIC.

During the visit, Jaishankar called on Ambassador Yuri Ushakov, Foreign Policy Aide to President Vladimir Putin and Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Federation Council.