External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday welcomed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the 15th round of Russia-India-China trilateral meeting, officials said.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the meeting was aimed at “global and regional peace, security and stability”.
“EAM @SushmaSwaraj welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi & Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the 15th round of Russia-India-China #RIC Trilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in New Delhi,” he tweeted.
Earlier in the day, Swaraj had met both her counterparts separately.
“Further strengthening our strategic partnership, EAM @SushmaSwaraj had a productive meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on issues of mutual interest ahead of the Russia-India-China Trilateral Meeting in New Delhi,” Kumar tweeted.
“Imparting fresh momentum to our bilateral relationship, EAM @SushmaSwaraj had a positive and forward looking meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in New Delhi ahead of Russia, India & China (RIC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting,” said Kumar after Swaraj met her Chinese counterpart.
This is the first high-level visit from China after Indian and Chinese troops were in a tense face-off earlier this year in Doklam on the border.