|Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (C), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R) and Indian Minister of External Affairs S.M. Krishna pose for a group photo after the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, Nov. 15, 2010. (Xinhua/Cheng Min)|
WUHAN, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The foreign ministers of China, Russia and India met in central China's Wuhan Monday for the 10th trilateral talks and reached broad consensus on deepening cooperation in international and regional issues.
As important emerging countries, China, Russia and India had the same or similar stances on many international and regional issues, and had broad prospects for cooperation, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the meeting.
Yang proposed that the three parties map out the direction for future development on the basis of cooperative results achieved in the past.
He said their countries should expand coordination, share opportunities for development and jointly deal with challenges, with the goal of promoting democratization of international relations and multi-polarization.
He called on the three nations to support the United Nations in playing a central role in the international affairs.
Yang said the foundation of trilateral cooperation had been consolidated with progress in the areas of disaster relief and prevention, agriculture, medicine and public health, policy discussion, industry and commerce since the mechanism was established nine years ago.
The foreign ministers agreed that since the international situation was undergoing complicated and profound changes, the three sides should enhance communication and cooperation, and play a positive role under the framework of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) and Asia-Pacific economic and security cooperative mechanisms, so as to push the international order to develop in the direction of equality and democracy.
The three parties all regarded the Group of 20 (G20) mechanism as a major forum for the international economic and financial cooperation.
They called on all G20 members to seriously implement accords reached by previous G20 summits, and further strengthen coordination on macro-economic policy, to promote strong, sustainable and balanced growth of the world economy.
They called for reform of the international financial system and for more emphasis on development, and voiced opposition to protectionism.
The foreign ministers agreed to push forward trilateral practical cooperation and decided the next trilateral foreign ministers' meeting would be held in Russia in 2011.
After the meeting, the three sides issued the Joint Communique of the Tenth Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of India.