Russia-India-China meet: Jaish, LeT not named in joint document

Russia-India-China meet: Jaish, LeT not named in joint document

According to the joint communiqué issued after the meeting, the three sides "discussed global and regional issues of common concern.in the backdrop of evolving political scenario in the Middle East and North Africa, numerous challenges in putting the world economy back on growth track, serious concerns relating to growing risks of terrorism, transnational organised crime, illicit drug trafficking, natural and man-made disasters, food security and climate change..."

Wang Yi was in the national capital for the Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting of foreign ministers.

The Doklam standoff, the second longest standoff along the un-demarcated Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China, had begun when the Indian soldiers stopped Chinese troops from constructing a road in Doklam. "India strongly recommends a comprehensive policy for dealing with global terrorism", Swaraj said.

The much awaited Russia-India-China (RIC) trilateral took place here Monday with the three countries condemning terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and calling upon States to take adequate measures to prevent terrorist activities from their territory.

"Sino-Indian relations are at a crucial period and the most important thing between the two countries should really cultivate mutual trust".

A Saturday assessment of the possibility of war - including the use of nuclear weapons - between North Korea and the United States has been described as a "strong and vicious cycle of confrontation", according to remarks made by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Both India and China agreed that the countries must respect each other's development as opportunities. "To this end, both sides should strengthen strategic communication at all levels, restore the established dialogue mechanism, deepen pragmatic cooperation in various fields, and at the same time control the existing differences and safeguard peace and tranquillity in the border areas", he said.

In comments made on Saturday, the Chinese foreign minister urged for calm, while the United Nations scrambled in efforts to diffuse increasingly strident threats made equally by both Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump.

Wang said thanks to efforts from both sides, the development of China-India relations in 2017 has kept the momentum but it is not satisfactory.

The Chinese foreign minister also met with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who said India is willing to further promote mutual understanding and trust and broaden cooperation with China.

China and India are at odds on issues like NSG membership for India, Masood Azhar's ban or even India's participation in One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR).