- PM Modi said the world is more inter-connected and inter-dependent
- He said India and China are trade partners despite differences
- India boycotted China's Belt and Road Initiative last month
He shared the stage with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Austria and Moldova.
PM Modi was responding to a question whether India's opposition to China's 'One Belt One Road' project reflects deep discord in their relationship. India had boycotted a high-profile conference recently hosted by China on the project, citing "sovereignty" issue since it passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
The prime minister noted that it is not the same bipolar world of before when nations were aligned either with the United States or the former Soviet Union.
The 24-page St Petersburg Declaration, released on Thursday after his summit with Mr Putin, is a testament to India-Russia relation, PM Modi said. "And I know the world will minutely scrutinize every word for future direction of our relations."
"The world is increasingly becoming inter-dependent. We believe in 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas' (Cooperation of all, development for all). This is not just for the domestic programmes but also for international cooperation. We want to carry everyone along for development," he said.
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