18 апреля / 2016

Press release on the meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, 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 14th meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India, and China (RIC) held in Moscow on April 18.

The participants reviewed 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.

The foreign ministers focused on stepping up efforts to combat international terrorism and the global drug threat.

They also gave attention to forming a new security and cooperation architecture in the Asia-Pacific region, and deepening 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.

A joint communiqué was released following the meeting.

The parties agreed to hold the next meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China in India.