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After the crucial Bihar elections, Narendra Modi is set to embark on a series of foreign visits to travel 60,000 km within 30 days, which is possibly a record for the PM.
The PM will travel from London to Kuala Lumpur and back to Paris and Moscow in November and December, who already visited 27 countries in his tenure. For the string of high profile bilateral meetings in coming two months, the External Affairs Ministry is getting ready.
Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will travel next week to Moscow to attend the annual India-Russia Inter-governmental Commission meeting on 20 October and 21 October. The meeting is intended to review trade and defence ties.
A source revealed that the PM is due to visit Russia in early December and also expressed his desire to visit Moscow and Astrakhan. Modi will head to the U.K soon after the Bihar election results and Deepavali. The UK trip will be for three days. An official who is a part of planning the visit said, “PM Modi and PM Cameron are expected to spend a lot of time together during the visit”.
Modi would fly to Turkey from the U.K. for bilateral meetings and also to attend the G-20 summit in Antalya on 15 and 16 November. Days after, PM would head to Kuala Lumpur for the ASEAN-India summit on 21 and 22 November. He would also attend an event for Indian expatriates. Modi would then fly to Paris for the COP-21 U.N.