PM Modi, Putin, Xi meet for RIC meeting
Buenos Aires, Dec 1 (IBNS): Prime Minister Modi, President Vladimir V Putin of Russian Federation and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, held a Trilateral Meeting in Buenos Aires on Friday.
The three leaders exchanged views on expanding mutual cooperation in international forums, and to encourage greater interaction among the three countries, officials said.
"They agreed on the importance of reform and strengthening of multilateral institutions which have benefitted the world, including the United Nations, WTO and well-established as well as new global financial institutions. They underscored the benefits of a multilateral trading system and an open world economy for global growth and prosperity," read a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Excellent meeting of the RIC (Russia, India, China) Trilateral.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 1, 2018
President Putin, President Xi Jinping and I discussed a wide range of subjects that would further cement the friendship between our nations and enhance world peace. pic.twitter.com/2KWd3YHHAe
The three leaders also agreed to have regular consultations at all levels to jointly promote international and regional peace and stability, to strengthen cooperation through BRICS, SCO and EAS mechanisms, to address global challenges such as terrorism and climate change, and to encourage peaceful resolution of all differences.
The three leaders acknowledged the importance of cooperation in RIC format and have agreed to hold further such trilateral meetings on multilateral occasions.