Addressing a press conference in the national capital on December 24, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Anurag Srivastava spoke on India-Russia Annual Summit 2020. Srivastava said, "India-Russia Annual Summit didn't take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. This was a mutually agreed decision between the two governments. Any speculation to contrary should be avoided. Whenever dates are finalised, we will inform."