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Russia-India-China Meeting Takes Strategic Leadership

Feb. 4, 2015 (EIRNS)—At the just-concluded 13th meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China held on Feb. 2 at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, the three focused on the global economic situation and the West-created security crisis around the world that threatens wars. The highlight of the joint 30-point communiqué, which dealt with a number of issues, was where those three nations vowed to “build a more just, fair and stable international political and economic order.”

“The Ministers agreed that Russia, India and China (RIC), as countries with important influence at international and regional levels and emerging market economies, need to further strengthen coordination on global issues and practical cooperation, in the spirit of openness, solidarity, mutual understanding and trust.... They agreed that Russia, India and China should enhance their cooperation in think-tanks, business, agriculture, disaster mitigation and relief, medical services and public health,” said the communiqué. Points 24-27 cover joint commitment to the BRICS, Maritime Silk Road, and related initiatives.

In his speech, TASS reported Feb. 3, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Russia, India, and China are also “looking for possibilities to tap potential in such spheres as the energy sector, high technologies and environmental protection.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping held meetings with both the Indian and Russian foreign ministers, elevating the importance of the trilateral meeting.