Leaders of China, Russia and India had an in-depth exchange of views on cooperation among their countries under new circumstances at an informal meeting held in Buenos Aires on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a trilateral meeting, the second among the three countries after a gap of 12 years, on the sidelines of the G-20 summit to discuss cooperation in various areas.

The three leaders agreed to strengthen coordination, build consensus and increase cooperation among their countries to jointly promote world peace, stability and development, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Deepening engagement with valued development partners. President Vladimir Putin, President Xi Jinping and PM @narendramodi participate in the RIC (Russia, India, China) trilateral in Buenos Aires. @KremlinRussia,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.


“2nd Russia-India-China ‘RIC’ Trilateral Summit took place in Buenos Aires after a gap of 12 years. In a meeting characterised by warmth and positivity, leaders discussed cooperation and coordination in various areas which could contribute to global peace and stability,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Twitter.


On the sideline of G-20 Summit, US President Donald Trump, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister also held a trilateral meeting, the first ever of its kind.

Earlier in the day, India, Japan and the US discussed major issues of global and multilateral interests in their first trilateral meeting, which assumed importance in the wake of China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

At the meeting, India underscored its firm commitment to make the Indo-Pacific a region for shared economic growth.

Asserting that India will “continue to work together on shared values”, Modi said, “When you look at the acronym of our three countries — Japan, America, and India — it is ‘JAI’, which stands for success in Hindi.

 

(With agency inputs)