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UPDATED: 15:22, June 03, 2005
China, Russia, India issue joint communique after informal FMs' meeting
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China, Russia and India issued a joint communique after their foreign ministers concluded the fourth informal meeting on Thursday in Vladivoskok.

In the joint communique, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, and Indian counterpart, Natwar Singh, reiterated that the three countries have shared views over main issues in the world's development in the 21st century.

They advocated the democratization of international relations, aimed at establishing a just order in the world based on norms of the international law, equality and mutual respect, cooperation and multilateralism, in which the United Nations should play a core role, said the communique.

The ministers said it is an objective demand for the United Nations, including the UN Security Council, to carry out an all- around reform, so it can reflect current international situations and perform its functions more effectively.

They agreed to undertake substantial cooperation in handling new threats and challenges, noting that terrorism, in whatever form and regardless of roots and motives, is one of the most serious threats against world peace and security, the communique said.

They added that the anti-terrorism fight should be unremitting and without double standards, and pledged to enhance coordination in combating drug trafficking and cross-border crimes.

In the economic field, the three sides agreed that there is a great potential for cooperation of trilateral benefit in transport, agriculture, energy and high technology, encouraging direct contact among business people of the three countries.

Experts and officials of the three countries could hold meetings to discuss the possibility of their cooperation in these fields and offer substantial proposals, the ministers said, adding that they support a proposal that India would host an entrepreneurial meeting by the end of March 2006.

They pointed out that China, Russia and India have made great efforts to disaster relief operations after the Indian Ocean tsunami last December, saying that it is necessary for the three countries to coordinate with each other to deal with natural disasters and the ensuing consequences in the Asia-Pacific region.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with the rapid development of trilateral relations, which had created conditions to bring their cooperation to a new level.

They believed that the informal meeting will inject new vitality to the three sides' trilateral cooperation in various fields of common interest, the communique said.

They stressed that it is in the interests of the three countries to strengthen trilateral partnership, and that the mutually beneficial cooperation will contribute to the consolidation of peace and stability in Asia and the world at large, it said.

Source: Xinhua

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