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New Delhi to host India, Russia, China joint meet

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister said that preparation for a trilateral meeting of foreign ministers was under way.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 09:07 IST

A conference of business houses from India, Russia and China will be held in New Delhi in the end of March to discuss "common interests of cooperation" in the economic area.

The conference, organised by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will be held on March 30 and 31, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev said.

"The agenda comprises trilateral interaction in energy, pharmaceutics, science and technology, aircraft construction, bio and information technologies, and in the area of financial services," Alexeyev said.

Hesaid that this initiative of India was supported at the meeting of foreign ministers of the three countries in Vladivostok on June 2, 2005 and endorsed during the Indo-Russian summit in December.

The Deputy Minister also said that preparation for a trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, China and India was under way.

"Such contacts that have already become a tradition enable us to discuss questions of common interest of cooperation in the economic area, of coping with new challenges and threats, of ensuring regional stability."

"Debates in trilateral format also make it possible to synchronise watches on major international issues," he said.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 09:07 IST