India, Russia, China hold trilateral meeting on sidelines of the G-20 summit

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

Prime Minister Modi tweeted, “Excellent meeting of the RIC (Russia, India, China) Trilateral. 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.”

The Russia-India-China meeting came hours after Prime Minister Modi, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump held their first trilateral meeting on the margins of the summit.

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

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “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.”

Striking at the root of economic malpractices for a better future. During the second session at G-20 Summit, which focused on international trade, financial and tax systems, Prime Minister Modi said, “I presented a 9-point programme on ways to take stringent action against fugitive economic offenders.”

“Building consensus. In his intervention at the 2nd session at #G20Summit on international trade, international financial and tax systems, PM @narendramodi presented a 9-point programme to take action against fugitive economic offenders,” Kumar said.