China Relations More Important Than Partial Frictions: Chinese Foreign Minister on Doklam

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The Russian Foreign Minister also talked about the need for peaceful settlement of the disputes saying use of force and threatening to use force will not resolve any issue.

According to the Chinese foreign minister, Beijing is interested in further boosting ties with Moscow as it believes them to be productive and promising.

China's foreign ministry on Tuesday said the ties between the two countries suffered "severe stress" due to Doklam standoff and efforts to strengthen mutual trust and relationship in 2017 were "not very satisfactory".

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) addresses a press conference after the 15th trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of China, Russia and India with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (L) and Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, India, on December 11, 2017.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called for a united fight against terror with no compromise on this issue. "And it will be better to meet again and without agenda, which will help us to expand our mutual understanding", Swaraj said.

"While discussing terrorism, I put across my view that significant rise in acts of terrorism by terrorist organisations like Taliban, Daesh (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, and LeT directly undermine worldwide peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development".

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Haley explained that now the Palestinians and Israelis can decide the borders and the future of Jerusalem themselves. Haley defended Trump's decision and said that such a reaction from the global community was expected.

India and China on Monday made a decision to adopt a forward looking approach, enhance strategic communication, cooperate on areas of convergence and hold pending dialogues to better manage their partnership in the backdrop of the border standoff at Dokalam that lasted for about 75 days.

Wang's visit to New Delhi is the first by a top Chinese official to India after the 73 day Dokalam standoff and after the commencement of the second five-year term of President Xi Jinping.

At the meeting, the parties also discussed the situations on the Korean Peninsula and in Syria.

The joint communique said the three countries underlined the primary and leading role and responsibility of States in countering terrorism and extremism.

Swaraj said the discussions included issues like the challenges of the global economy, increasing terrorism, transnational organised crime, smuggling of drugs, natural and man-made disasters, climate change and changing political scenario in Middle East and North Africa.

As major emerging economies, China, Russia and India should strengthen coordination and cooperation, and try to reach strategic consensus on safeguarding regional stability, promoting common development, and pushing forward the democratization of worldwide relations, Wang suggested.

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