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Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India Hold the 4th Informal Meeting(2005-06-02)
2005-06-03 00:00

On June 2, 2005, Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing held the 4th informal meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Indian Foreign Minister Singh in Vladivostok - a city in the Far East of Russia. Foreign ministers of the three countries exchanged views on international situation, the situation in the Asia Pacific, and the cooperation in the economic and other fields between China, Russia and India.

Li Zhaoxing said against the background that the current international situation has gone through complex and profound changes, it is very helpful for China, Russia and India to exchange views on international and regional affairs of common concern and discuss the reciprocal cooperation between China, Russia and India.

The three sides all believed that the three countries hold similar or identical views on major problems facing the peace and development in the 21st century. The three sides all advocated following the principle of international law, developing state-to-state relations on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Co-existence, calling for multilateralism, promoting the world multi-polarization, democratization of international relations and diversification of development models, promoting global economy toward the direction of benefiting the prosperity of all nations, and building a fair and rational international order. The United Nations should play a central role in international affairs.

The three sides expressed the willingness to develop the substantial cooperation in dealing with new threats and challenges and stressed that the anti-terrorism battle should be fought unremittingly and no double standards should be applied. The three sides will strengthen the cooperation in fighting against drug trafficking and transnational crimes.

The three sides pointed out that the reciprocal cooperation between China, Russia and India in such fields as transportation, agriculture, energy, high-tech, and culture enjoys great potentials. The three sides also encouraged the entrepreneurs to have face-to-face communications.

The three sides spoke positively of the meaning of this meeting. They all believed that the three countries are strategic partners and strengthening the cooperation between the three sides is in line with the interests of the three countries. Such cooperation aims at seeking mutual benefits and win-win results and is not targeted at any third party. It is conducive to the peace, stability and common development of Asia and the world.

Foreign ministers of the three countries issued a Joint Statement after the meeting.


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