Will Benefit from Chinese-Russian-Indian Co-Op
Novosti) — Cooperation between China, Russia and India will benefit
global as well as regional development, Chinese leader Hu Jintao
cooperation between China, Russia and India is not aimed against
any third party, and is beneficial for the development of these
three nations and that of the world at large," Hu said
in an interview with Russian media.
He said China,
Russia and India, which play an increasingly important role
in the global arena, have shared interests and see eye to eye
on many key issues of international concern.
three countries advocate a multi-polar world, the democratization
of international relations, and the preservation of world diversity;
they want international issues and interstate disputes to be
settled on the basis of universally accepted norms of international
law and seek a consolidated role for the United Nations," said
the Chinese leader.
and India cooperate, specifically, through the Shanghai Cooperation
Organization, a regional security alliance currently composed
of six full member states and five observers.
to the Chinese leader, the SCO is now preparing a document
on further expansion.
members include China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan
and Uzbekistan; India, Iran, Mongolia, Pakistan and Afghanistan
have observer status.
primary ambition is to ensure regional security by combating
drug trafficking, illegal arms trade, and trans-border crime.
It also works to boost economic cooperation in the region and
to create favorable conditions for trade and investment. Promotion
of closer cultural and humanitarian ties is one other important
area of the alliance’s activity.