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Wang Yi Attends 14th China-Russia-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting
2016/04/19

On April 18, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held the 14th China-Russia-India Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Moscow with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of India.

Wang Yi expressed that with extensive common interests and similar diplomatic concepts, China, Russia and India have great impacts on international and regional affairs. The profoundly changing international and regional circumstances require closer communication and coordination among the three countries. Complicated and sensitive hot-spot international and regional issues request solutions contributed by the three sides and the common task of development needs expansion of trilateral practical cooperation. If China, Russia and India speak with one voice, the world will listen. The three countries can and should cooperate in a wide range of fields. Under the new situation, the cooperation among China, Russia and India can only be enhanced instead of being undermined. China stands ready to make concerted efforts with Russia and India to maintain the positive momentum of Foreign Ministers' meeting among the three countries and promote trilateral cooperation to go deeper, further and stronger.

Wang Yi expressed that China, Russia and India should continuously promote world peace and development and the cause of democratization of international relations so as to create a more favorable international environment for the emerging markets and the overall development of developing countries.

In terms of economy, we should enhance macro-economic coordination and jointly guard against the negative spillover effect caused by external uncertainties. The emerging economies are still an important engine of world economic growth. The three countries should make efforts to promote structural reform, support innovation, transformation and upgrading, and explore new driving force for growth. We should stick to opening more to the outside world, seek development and win-win results through cooperation, and jointly safeguard the open world economy.

Regarding security, it is advocated that all countries around the globe should follow the path of peaceful development, facilitate the political solution to hot-spot issues and oppose regime change of a country imposed by foreign forces. We should jointly fight against terrorism of all forms and strive to remove the breeding grounds for terrorism.

Concerning global economic governance, we should fight for more international institutional rights for emerging economies and developing countries through cooperation mechanisms of the G20 and the BRICS. China is willing to take the G20 Hangzhou Summit as an opportunity to enhance communication and coordination with Russia and India on global economic governance, and jointly explore new ideas for revitalizing world economy.

The three Foreign Ministers exchanged in-depth views on international and regional issues of common concern, and agreed to enhance consultations at political level, explore cooperation in defense and security, expand cooperation in economy and finance, launch the connectivity construction and expand people-to-people and cultural exchanges. The three sides support the advancement of political settlement progress of the Ukrainian and Syrian issues, and will make joint efforts to play a positive and constructive role in safeguarding the peace in Middle East and further enhance bilateral and multilateral practical cooperation in counter-terrorism to jointly safeguard international and regional security and stability. The three sides will stick to the goal of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, safeguard the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and seek to solve the issue through dialogues and consultations. The three sides support to promote the reconciliation process in Afghanistan guided by the principle of "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned", and will enhance trilateral cooperation in international and regional organizations including the UN, the G20, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the BRICS and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), so as to safeguard global peace and common development.

After the meeting, the three countries issued a joint communiqué.

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