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The meeting between the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China



2237-11-11-2013

On the 10 November, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in the 12th meeting of Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers in New Delhi.

They exchanged in-depth opinionson key issues of international and regional security, including the situation in Afghanistan, the situation around Syria, Iran and in the Korean Peninsula. An agreement was reached to reinforce coordination of the actions of the three countries in the UN, as well as in other multilateral arenas. The importance of consultations of high representatives, who are in charge of security issues, as a new mechanism of interaction in the RIC format, was confirmed.

The participants of the meeting spoke in favour of continuing their cooperation in sectorial directions, primarily within the ambit of the BRICS and the SCO.

The ministers have also discussed individual items on the agenda of the Asia-Europe Meeting (New Delhi, 11-12 November).

A joint communique summarising their meeting was signed.


11 November 2013