Delhi to host Russian cultural festival

Delhi to host Russian cultural festival
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New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday announced that it will hold a three-day festival 'Moscow Days' in the national capital later this year to celebrate the bilateral ties between India and Russia.

The announcement came following a meeting between Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and a delegation from Moscow led by Minister of Moscow Government Sergey Cheremin, the government said in a statement.

They discussed significant areas of collaboration between the two cities.

"A major initiative decided is the 'Moscow Days' in Delhi, likely to happen between September and November," it said.

Similarly, 'Delhi Days' in Moscow will also be conducted in this year's timeline, it added.

In October 2018, the governments of Delhi and Moscow signed Twin City Agreements for Tourism and Education.

"These events will benefit the people of Delhi and Moscow to understand each other culturally", said Cheremin, while expressing the Moscow Government's interest to cooperate with Delhi in the areas of Education, Healthcare, Tourism, Waste Management, Public Transport and IT solutions.

"In the 'Moscow Days', Russian food and cuisine will also be featured," Cheremin added.

While addressing the delegation, Sisodia said: "We are really looking forward to work together. This is the third time we are meeting in one year. Moscow's transport system is one of the best in the world and we'll be eager to learn.

"We need more and more MSMEs, they're the future of jobs. They are the future of the economy. Delhi is a service sector and MSME city."

The event will be instrumental in consolidating Indo-Russian relations and also to enable our future generations to understand the legacy of the unique bilateral ties between the countries, he said.