NEW DELHI: The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of China and Russia reiterated the importance they attach to the state of India in international affairs and support their aspiration to play a greater role in the United Nations, at the 15th trilateral meeting Russia-India-China (RIC) here, on Monday.
“We emphasize the importance of coordination in matters related to the reform of the United Nations, and should be carried out through an active dialogue and consultations with Member States.” The implementation of new initiatives must clearly follow the mandates of the General Assembly. Member States must maintain realistic mechanisms to monitor the use of the UN’s human and financial resources, and in this context, the prerogatives of the main bodies of the UN, including the UNGA, as stipulated in the UN Charter, must be respected. “said RIC. in a joint press release.
“We reiterate the importance we attach to the cooperation and strategic partnership within the BRICS, we will work together to implement all the results of the BRICS summits to strengthen cooperation in the economic, political, security and people spheres, to mark the beginning of the second golden decade of the BRICS cooperation, Russia and India praise China for the successful organization of the IX BRICS Summit in Xiamen in September 2017, “he added.
Russia and China reiterated that they celebrate India’s participation in APEC.
The trilateral meeting recalled the Final Document of the 2005 World Summit and reaffirmed the need for comprehensive reform of the UN, including its Security Council, with a view to making it more representative, effective and efficient, and to increase the representation of the countries in development so that it can adequately respond to global challenges.
The statement also said: “We attach special importance to our joint work within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) .We believe that the SCO is an important instrument to promote political, economic security interaction and from people to people in the region. Russia and China celebrate the accession of India as a full member of SCO at the SCO summit in Astana in June 2017. Russia and India extend their support and cooperation to China as President of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) for 2017-2018 and for China to host the SCO 2018 Summit. ”
RIC also emphasized the need for coordination and cooperation in various forums and regional organizations such as the East Asia Summit (EAS), the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), the ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Plus (ADMM-Plus), the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) and the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), in order to contribute to the maintenance of regional peace and stability and promote regional development and prosperity.
The Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China and the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation thanked Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj for organizing and making excellent arrangements for the meeting in New Delhi.
The ministers decided to hold the next trilateral meeting in China. The time and place of the meeting will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
Apart from this, the foreign ministers of the three countries -Sushma Swaraj, Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi-discussed terrorism and disarmament, the political scenario in the Middle East and North Africa, different challenges to put the world economy back on track on the path of growth, organized crime, illicit drug trafficking, food security and climate change.