Press release on a videoconference between the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China
On June 23, foreign ministers of Russia, India and China held a videoconference as part of the Russian RIC chairmanship. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi took part in the videoconference.
The discussion focused on the trends in world politics, the economy, finance and other areas developing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The ministers expressed their shared understanding of the need for searching for a response to this challenge and similar threats on a collective basis. In this context the parties noted the central coordinating role of the United Nations as a universal mechanism of multilateral cooperation and ensuring global peace and security. The parties reaffirmed their commitment to the principles of international law enshrined in the UN Charter, which is the cornerstone of fair and equal international relations.
The ministers stressed that any attempts to use the current crisis to obtain unilateral benefits to the detriment of the security and interests of other countries is inadmissible.
The parties emphasised that Victory in World War II and the establishment of the UN had key importance for the progress of world history and made it possible to shape a stable system of international relations aimed at promoting a peaceful development of humanity.