Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid (C) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) shake hands in New Delhi, capital of India, Nov. 10, 2013. The foreign ministers of the three countries held their 12th trilateral meeting here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)
NEW DELHI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua)– Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday here that China, Russia and India should regard and push forward the trilateral cooperation from a strategic and comprehensive point of view, during a meeting of the three countries’ foreign ministers.
Wang said China, Russia and India stride two continents, link three oceans and have 40 percent of the world population as well as over 22 percent of world territorial surface.
He said the three countries are both global powers and emerging economies. If they work together in furthering their cooperation, not only the people of the three countries but also the whole world will benefit from such cooperation, he said.
Wang said that pragmatic cooperation among the three countries will instill great new dynamic into the global economy. To strengthen strategic coordination among the three countries will also add an important guarantee to Asia-European Continent’s peace and stability, he said, adding that to utter a common voice by the three countries will bring tremendous positive energy to human historical evolution as well.
He suggested that the three countries should focus their cooperation on three aspects: firstly, increasing strategic trust among them and regarding each other as true strategic partner rather than rival. Secondly, coordinating in major international affairs to safeguard their own interests and promoting democratization of international relations as well as the construction of a multipolar world. Thirdly, deepening and strengthening pragmatic cooperation and playing a major role in building the Silk Route Economic Corridor and Asia-European Continental Bridge.
Wang also expressed his hope that their cooperation goes deep and solid in the fields of think tanks, industry, commerce, agriculture, disaster prevention & relief, medical & sanitation, high technology, environmental protection, energy, communication & transport and cyber space security.