BEIJING, Feb. 15 — The foreign ministers of China, India and Russia have agreed to work more closely together after a series of meetings in New Delhi. They issued a joint communique, saying they want to strengthen mutual trust, international harmony and find common ground between different interests. In the communique issued at the end of the meeting, the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India call for the democratization of international relations. They praised multi-polarization based on equality among all countries, and mutual respect of each other’s sovereignty and territory integrity.
The foreign ministers addressed international terrorism and the need to make collective efforts under UN coordination and to combat it. The ministers agreed to work together to deal with the financing of terrorism, drug trafficking and international organized crime.
They also addressed the great potential in economic cooperation, especially in energy, transport infrastructure and information technology.
During a news conference after the meeting, Pranab Mukherjee said the trilateral talks produced positive results.
Pranab Mukherjee, said, “We shared our thoughts on political, economic, and security aspects on the global situation, the present world order and recent development in various areas of mutual concern. We agreed that cooperation rather than confrontation should govern to global affairs.”
Meanwhile, ministers agreed that the UN is an important platform for multi-polarization and world peace.
Li Zhaoxing, China’s FM, said, “We have to further strengthen the solidarity and unity of the United Nations membership, and let the United Nations and its Security Council play a role in maintaining world peace and encouraging common development.”
The Joint Communique says the next trilateral meeting of the three countries will be held in China.