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Wang Yi Attends 15th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India

On December 11, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the 15th meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India in New Delhi, India.

Wang Yi expressed that the establishment of China-Russia-India cooperation mechanism echoes well with the trend of world multi-polarization and the democratization of international relations, and conforms to the overall interests of the three countries, the region and the whole world at large. Under joint efforts of the three sides, China-Russia-India cooperation has demonstrated great vitality in the past 15 years and still enjoys enormous potential. The world today is undergoing major development, transformation and adjustment, facing significantly growing destabilizing and uncertain factors. As three booming emerging economies, China, Russia and India should play active roles in the evolution of international landscape and become the stable and certain forces in the current world.

Wang Yi expressed that China-Russia-India cooperation should focus on strategic communication and coordination on major international and regional issues and give more unanimous voices to the outside world. This is conductive to making the international order develop in a more just and equitable direction, and to safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of emerging economies and developing countries. The three countries should support the United Nations (UN) in playing an important role in international affairs, adhere to political solutions to hotspot and difficult issues, promote the rule of law and the democratization of international relations, and jointly advance solidarity and mutual trust as well as stronger development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), so as to promote the second "Golden Decade" of BRICS cooperation for new success.

Wang Yi expressed that China, Russia and India should fulfill their due responsibilities as major countries and play leading roles. The three countries should jointly build an open world economy, advance the rebalance of globalization, move forward the reform on global economic governance, safeguard the multilateral trade system, promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and remain committed to connectivity of Eurasia. At the same time, China, Russia and India should also carry out specific cooperation that conforms to the needs of the three sides and gives full play to their respective advantages in anti-terrorism, anti-drug as well as people-to-people and cultural exchanges and other fields.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of India expressed that under the current complicated and changeable international situation, China, Russia and India should further strengthen coordination and cooperation in such hot-spot issues and global affairs as regional conflicts, economic development, anti-terrorism, climate change and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the UN, the G20, BRICS cooperation, the SCO and other multilateral mechanisms, and promote the establishment of a more just and democratic international order. The open and transparent China-Russia-India cooperation is not targeted at any third party, which is conducive to safeguarding the shared interests of emerging economies and developing countries and promoting world peace and development.

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

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