China calls for joint efforts with Russia, India to maintain int'l stability

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-12 00:50:50|Editor: Yang Yi
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) addresses a press conference after the 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (L) and Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, India, on Dec. 11, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Naijie)

NEW DELHI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday that China, Russia and India should play active roles in the changing global structure and work towards a world with stablization and certainty.

Wang made the remarks during the 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of the three countries.

He said the tripartite cooperation mechanism between China, Russia and India follows the trend of a multi-polar world and democratic international relations, serving the overal interests of the three countries, the region and the world at large.

The tripartite cooperation has shown tremendous vitality and great potential in the past 15 years, thanks to the joint efforts from the three sides, Wang said.

The world is going through rapid development, major transformation and adjustment, with growing uncertainties, Wang noted. In this regard, China, Russia and India, as three fast developing emerging market countries, should play active roles amid a changing global structure, he said.

The tripartite cooperation should focus on strategic communication and coordination and speak in one voice on major international and regional issues which would help push for a fair and equitable international order, as well as safeguard the legitimate interests of emerging market countries and all the developing countries, he said.

The three countries should support the United Nations (UN) in playing a key role in global affairs, stick to solving hot and thorny issues through political means, and push for democratic international relations under the rule of law, said the Chinese top diplomat.

The three sides should also join hands to boost the unity, mutual trust and development of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), and work towards the second golden decade of BRICS cooperation, he added.

Wang said China, Russia and India should act as responsible powers and play an important leadership role in jointly building an open world economy, pressing forward the realization of rebalance of globalization, advancing reform of global economic governance, maintaining multilateral trading system, pushing forward implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and devoting to forging interconnection in Eurasia.

Meanwhile, the three countries should also conduct pragmatic cooperation in the sectors including anti-terror, drug control and people to people exchange.

Both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the current complex and volatile international situation, the three countries should further enhance their cooperation and coordination in regional conflict, economic development, anti-terror, climate change and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, among others, within the framework of multilateral mechanisms such as the UN, the Group of Twenty, the BRICS, the SCO so as to press for the establishment of an international order that is fairer and more democratic.

They also said the open and transparent cooperation among the three countries which does not target any third party is conducive to safeguarding the common interests of both the emerging market countries and the developing countries and promoting world peace and development.

China, Russia and India issued a joint communique after the meeting of their foreign ministers.