Chi­nese, Rus­sian, In­dian min­is­ters meet

China Daily European Weekly - - New Digest -

China, Rus­sia and In­dia agreed to main­tain re­gional se­cu­rity and eco­nomic ar­chi­tec­ture in the Asia-Pa­cific, ac­cord­ing to a joint state­ment is­sued on Dec 11 af­ter the 15th tri­lat­eral meet­ing of the for­eign min­is­ters of the three coun­tries. Main­tain­ing re­gional se­cu­rity and eco­nomic ar­chi­tec­ture that is “open, in­clu­sive and based on mul­ti­lat­er­al­ism and uni­ver­sally rec­og­nized prin­ci­ples of in­ter­na­tional law” is im­per­a­tive for last­ing peace and sta­bil­ity in the re­gion, the state­ment said. The three coun­tries em­pha­sized the need for co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion in var­i­ous re­gional fo­rums and or­ga­ni­za­tions such as the East Asia Sum­mit to main­tain re­gional peace and sta­bil­ity and to pro­mote re­gional devel­op­ment and pros­per­ity. Dur­ing the one-day meet­ing, For­eign Min­is­ter Wang Yi, his Rus­sian coun­ter­part Sergei Lavrov and In­dian coun­ter­part Sushma Swaraj dis­cussed a wide range of global and re­gional is­sues of com­mon con­cern, ac­cord­ing to the state­ment. The three coun­tries re­it­er­ated the im­por­tance they at­tached to co­op­er­a­tion and strate­gic part­ner­ship within BRICS, the re­gional as­so­ci­a­tion of emerg­ing economies that also in­cludes Brazil and South Africa.

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