Calling India, Russia and China to be emerging “major powers” with notable influence, Beijing has said that it is ready to boost ties with Moscow and New Delhi.
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mao Ning on April 5 said this while responding to TASS Agency’s question about Russia’s new foreign policy concept. “As the international and regional landscape is facing profound and complex changes, we are ready to strengthen communication with the international community, including Russia and India, and send a positive signal to the world about defending true multilateralism and jointly responding to global challenges,” she added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 31 signed the new Foreign Policy Concept, which said strengthening and deepening relations with China and India is a diplomatic priority for Russia. The 42-page document predominantly recognised ties with China and India, stressing the importance of “the deepening of ties and coordination with friendly sovereign global centres of power and development located on the Eurasian continent.”
According to the document, Russia will continue to build a particularly privileged strategic partnership with India with a view to enhancing and expanding cooperation in all areas on a mutually beneficial basis and place special emphasis on increasing the volume of bilateral trade, strengthening investment and technological ties, and ensuring their resistance to destructive actions of unfriendly states and their alliances.