President Vladimir Putin is visiting India later this week. Hopes are high for the signing of a diamond supply agreement with Russian diamond mining giant Alrosa and India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Putin will deliver speeches at the opening of the World Diamond Conference in New Delhi.
The speakers include De Beers Executive Director Stephen Lussier, Alrosa President Ilya Raschin and vice president Andrey Polyakov, Rio Tinto Diamonds CEO Jean Marc Lieberherr, and Endiama CEO Antonio Carlos Sumbula.
Government officials who will address at the event include Walter K. Chiadkwa, Minister of Mines and Mining Development of Zimbabwe, and Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Mining Minister of South Africa.