Wang Yi Talks about Ten Common Points of the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India

On December 11, 2017 local time, when meeting the press with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of India after attending the 15th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India in New Delhi, Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed that the Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India had in-depth discussions on the current international situation and major issues of common concern in line with the spirit of openness, unity, mutual understanding and mutual trust. The three sides reached a series of common points in terms of international politics, economy and security affairs.

First, support the United Nations (UN) in playing an important role in international affairs, safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, abide by the basic norms governing international relations, and respect all countries' rights to independently choose their own development paths and social systems.

Second, adhere to political solutions to hotspot and difficult issues, respect dialogue and consultation between countries directly concerned, give play to the role of the UN as the main channel, and oppose the willful use of force.

Third, oppose hegemony and power politics, disprove of spheres of influence and small groups and push forward the democratization of international relations.

Fourth, strengthen international and regional counter-terrorism cooperation, eliminate the breeding grounds of terrorism, and crack down on the "three forces" of regional terrorism, separatism and extremism.

Fifth, promote the building of an open world economy for innovative, interconnected, inclusive and sustainable development.

Sixth, push for economic globalization toward a more open, inclusive, universally beneficial, balanced and win-win direction to realize the rebalance of globalization.

Seventh, promote the reform of the global economic governance system and increase the due representation and the say of emerging market and developing countries.

Eighth, uphold the global multilateral trade system, oppose all forms of protectionism, and support the World Trade Organization in playing its due role.

Ninth, promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and form a pattern of global development and cooperation with the UN as the core, North-South cooperation as the main channel and South-South cooperation as a complement.

Tenth, boost the connectivity of Eurasia, and remain committed to policy coordination, facilities connectivity, unimpeded trade, financial integration and people-to-people bonds under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, so that the connectivity initiatives could be aligned rather than confronted, and complement each other but not harm one another in order to form economies of scale and promote regional integration.

Wang Yi said that the Foreign Ministers of the three countries also reached consensus on jointly addressing climate change, advancing the sound development of human rights cause and strengthening cooperation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS mechanism. We also exchanged views on international and regional hotspot issues such as the Afghan situation and the Middle East situation, and agreed to strengthen coordination and play constructive roles in pushing forward the settlement of relevant issues. Foreign Ministers of Russia and India expressed their positive support for China's holding of the 16th Meeting of Foreign Ministers of China, Russia and India in 2018.

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