14th meeting of Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China held in Moscow

Apr 19, 2016 11:09 IST

The 14th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China was held on 18 April 2016 in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Union Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of India Sushma Swaraj, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi took part in the meeting.

The Ministers discussed various aspects of trilateral cooperation on global and regional issues, the progress in strengthening the international legal framework underlying the modern world order, and the neutralisation of common challenges.

The exchange of views confirmed the three countries’ identical or similar approaches to the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, including Syria, the prospects for promoting the Middle Eastern settlement, and the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine.

They focused on stepping up efforts to combat international terrorism and the global drug threat.

They also discussed on creating a new security and cooperation architecture in the Asia-Pacific region.

There was a mutual understanding to deepen the trilateral coordination within key multilateral organisations, particularly the UN, the SCO, BRICS, the East Asia summits, and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia.

The Ministers decided to hold the next trilateral meeting in India.

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