New Delhi - Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a video-address during the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) at Vladivostok. It may be recalled that PM Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest for the 5th EEF in 2019, the first by an Indian Prime Minister.\n\n\n\nApplauding President Putin\u2019s vision for the development of the Russian Far East, PM Narendra Modi reiterated India\u2019s commitment as part of its "Act East Policy\u2019 of being a reliable partner of Russia in this regard. PM Narendra Modi underlined the natural complementarities of India and Russia in the development of Russian Far East.\n\n\n\nPM Narendra Modi stressed on the importance of greater economic and commercial engagement between the two sides in line with the \u2018Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership\u2019. He highlighted the importance of health and pharma sectors as important areas of cooperation that have emerged during the pandemic. Narendra Modi also referred to other potential areas of economic cooperation including diamond, coking coal, steel, timber etc.\n\n\n\nRecalling the visit of Chief Ministers of Indian states to EEF-2019, PM extended an invitation to Governors of the 11 regions of Russian Far East to visit India.\n\n\n\nDespite the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic, an Indian delegation led by Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri comprising leading Indian oil and gas companies are attending the India-Russia Business dialogue within the framework of EEF. An online meeting between Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani and Governor of Sakha-Yakutia province of Russia was held on 2 September on the side lines of EEF. Over 50 representatives from reputed Indian companies from various sectors will also be participating in online format.