India-Russia-China Foreign Minister hold tri-lateral talk


New Delhi: When Foreign Ministers of India, China and Russia met in Beijing on Monday at the 13th Russia India China Foreign minister’s trilateral meeting they not only agree on the need to firther strengthen their co-ordination on those issues but also concurred on the need to crack down on Terrorism.

On terrorism, they called for early conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism besides underlining that there can be no justification for terrorist acts.The Foreign Ministers of China and Russia reiterated their support for a greater role for India in the United Nations and supported India’s full membership of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

In a video message to the ‘Visit India Year 2015’ event in Beijing. PM Modi has said that India and China are bound by an unbreakable bond and in his bilateral meeting with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended invitation to PM to visit his home province in China. India, Russia and China Foreign Ministers held trilateral talks in Beijing and stressed upon the need to fight against terrorism unitedly. China and Russia supported a larger role for India in UN. Meanwhile, in a departure from protocol, Chinese President Xi Jinping met Sushma Swaraj. The Chinese President told Swaraj that both sides have taken solid steps to make new progress. In bilateral ties besides implementing the agreements reached between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September during the Chinese President’s visit to India.One such solid step taken was Sunday’s exchange of notes on modalities for opening the second route for the Kailash-Manasarovar Yatra in Tibet via Sikkim by June, that will allow more Indians to undertake the pilgrimage.

Xi had promised opening of the new route to PM Modularizing his maiden visit to New Delhi last year. Meanwhile, in a video message to the Visit India Year 2015 event being held in Beijing…PM Modi said that India and China are bound by an unbreakable bond…and advocated efforts for forging a better understanding between the 2 countries. Year 2016 is set to be celebrated in India as Visit China Year to boost tourism and people-to-people contacts between the 2 countries.

On the economic co-operation front, China is India’s largest trading partner in goods.