Tuesday, February 3, 2015

China, Russia and India Seek a New Multi-Polar World Order


BEIJING – China, Russia and India have called for a new multi-polar world order which is more just and has a financial system that takes more into account emerging economies, according to an agreement Tuesday between the foreign ministers of the three countries.

In a joint communique following a meeting late Monday, the foreign ministers of China, Wang Yi; Russia, Sergey Lavrov; and India, Sushma Swaraj, also insisted on the need for wide reforms in the UN, including its Security Council, to make it more representative so that it can better respond to global problems.

“Russia, India and China are determined to build a more just, fair and stable international political and economic order,” says the communique.

In order to achieve that goal, they expressed their support for improved global economic governance to ensure sound and stable growth, an international financial system that increases the voice and representation of emerging markets and developing countries.

In this regard, they sought the implementation of the 2010 IMF Quota and Governance Reform by the end of this year.

Wang said after the meeting that Asia should not be trapped in the confrontation between rival alliances.

“We advocate the principle of partnership rather than alliance,” he said.

The three ministers expressed their deep concern about the Ukraine crisis and urged all parties to implement the Minsk Protocol, which calls for a cessation of hostilities, and engage in dialogue for a peaceful resolution of the crisis.

They also expressed their support for international negotiations with Iran and the resolution of the question of Tehran’s nuclear program through dialogue.

Russia and India joined China’s initiative to commemorate, in 2015, the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, a historic moment “of great significance in human history.”

In September, China plans to hold a grand military parade to mark, apart from the end of the war as well as the Japanese invasion, its emergence as a global power and send a warning to Japan, a U.S. ally.

The 13th meeting between the foreign ministers of the three countries took place barely a week after U.S. President Barack Obama’s official visit to India.

Earlier Monday, Lavrov met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and both parties agreed to strengthen ties between their nations on matters of global relevance, especially protection of emerging economies and global economic governance reform.


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