Russia to boost ties with India, China

July 15th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Moscow, July 15 (Xinhua) Russia will continue expanding cooperation with India and China, especially in the field of trade and economy, a new foreign policy paper issued Tuesday said. “Russia will expand the Russian-Chinese strategic partnership in all areas, based on shared basic fundamental approaches to key issues of world politics,” the Concept of Russian Foreign Policy approved Tuesday by President Dmitry Medvedev said.

“While deepening its strategic partnership with India, Russia is pursuing the fundamental line to strengthen interaction in dealing with pressing international issues and to boost mutually beneficial bilateral ties in all areas, especially in trade and the economy.”

“Russia shares China and India’s interest in maintaining effective foreign policy and economic interaction in a trilateral format between the three countries,” it said.

As leading emerging economies, Russia, China and India have cooperated politically and economically in recent years to ensure their soaring economic growth and safeguard regional and world stability.

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