China calls for joint efforts with Russia, India to maintain int'l stability

  • China calls for joint efforts with Russia, India to maintain int'l stability

China calls for joint efforts with Russia, India to maintain int'l stability

"China and India have far greater shared strategic interests than differences, and far greater needs for cooperation than partial friction", he said.

"We have handled the issue of cross-border incursions by the Indian border troops into China's Donglang (Doklam) area through diplomatic measures", Wang said at a Symposium before leaving for India to take part in Russia-India-China talks in New Delhi.

Releasing the communique at a joint press interaction, Swaraj said, "While discussing terrorism, I put across my view that significant rise in acts of terrorism by terrorist organisations like Taliban, Daesh, al Qaeda and LeT directly undermine worldwide peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development".

Talking about regional issues, the Russian Foreign Minister said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj "suggested" improving not only India-China ties but also India's relations with Pakistan.

Stating that the UN's Sustainable Developmental Goals (SDGs) mirror India's own vision of development, Sushma Swaraj said that Indian initiatives such as Smart Cities, Make in India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojana, Digital India, Skill India, and Start-up India closely related to several targets under the SDGs.

"The matter was finally settled peacefully through diplomatic means. but the lessons should be learned and such incidents should be avoided", Wang said, according to a statement released by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. "We wish to strengthen the trilateral dialogue for consultation and coordination on regional and global issues of mutual interest in the spirit of mutual understanding and trust".

In a joint statement issued at the end of the 35th Russia-India-China (RIC) ministerial meeting on Monday the three countries expressed concern over the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) falling into the hands of terrorists.

The cooperation is conducive to maintaining worldwide and regional peace, stability and promoting global economic growth and prosperity, it said.

"China is also firm in upholding its sovereign rights and interests and territorial integrity".

Welcoming the holding of the first trilateral Russia-India-China consultation on Asia Pacific affairs in Beijing in December 2016, the leaders said these discussions have been helpful in developing a converging perspective on the emerging scenario in Asia Pacific region.

Chinese and Russian foreign ministers, who are here to attend a summit, today called on President Ram Nath Kovind and held discussions pertaining to bilateral relations.