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The Joint Communiqué of the Informal Meeting between the Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of India

2005/06/03

On June 2, 2005, the Foreign Ministers of the People's Republic of China, the Russian Federation and the Republic of India held the fourth Three-Party Informal Meeting in Vladivostok.

The ministers reiterated that the three countries share similar views on the major global development issues in the 21st century, support the democratization of international relations and establish a just international order on the basis of adherence to the rules of international laws, equality and mutual respect, as well as cooperation and promotion of multi-polarization. The ministers also stressed that as the most comprehensive international organization, the Untied Nations should play a central role in this respect.

The ministers believed that it is necessary to reform the UN, including the Security Council, in a comprehensive manner, to ensure the UN better reflects the reality of today's world and fulfills its functions more effectively.

The ministers indicated the willingness to conduct three-party cooperation to cope with new threats and challenges. They stressed that any form of terrorism represents one of the most serious threats to international peace and security regardless of its roots and motives. The ministers agreed that the fight against terrorism should be continued unswervingly and no double standards should be adopted. They also emphasized that the law enforcement bodies of the three countries should take coordinated actions in fighting against illegal drug trafficking and other types of transnational crimes.

The ministers discussed the prospects of economic cooperation among the three parties, identifying significant potential for the mutually beneficial cooperation among China, Russian and India in transportation, agriculture, energy and high-tech industries. They agreed that the experts and officials of the three countries could meet to explore the possibility of cooperation in the above-mentioned and other areas and work out concrete suggestions. They stressed that it is of great importance for the business communities of the three countries to conduct direct exchanges and expressed support for the proposal to hold a meeting for the entrepreneurs of the three countries in India by March 2006.

The ministers noted that the three parties have made great efforts in disaster relief after the devastating tsunami and believed that they should take coordinated actions to jointly deal with natural disasters and the consequences in Asia Pacific.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with the rapid development of the bilateral relations between China and Russia, China and India and Russia and India, which creates conditions for the further development of the three-party cooperation.

The ministers believed that the meeting in Vladivostok would inject new vitality into the three-party cooperation in areas of common interest. They emphasized that it is in the long-term interests of the three countries to enhance the partnership among China, Russia and India. They were convinced that the development of mutually beneficial cooperation among the three parties would make substantive contributions to the consolidation of peace and stability of Asia and the world at large.

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