India, China, Russia hold consultation on Asia-Pacific Affairs

India, China and Russia today held their first round of consultation on Asia-Pacific Affairs which included regional security architecture, coordination within regional and multilateral fora, anti-terrorism and other regional issues.
The consultation was attended by representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and Ministry of External Affairs of India, an Indian Embassy statement here said today.
The three parties conducted in-depth exchange of views on the situation in the Asia-Pacific region, foreign policy towards Asia, regional security architecture, coordination within regional and multilateral fora, anti-terrorism and other acute, topical regional issues, it said.
The three parties also agreed that as important countries in the region, China, Russia and India have extensive common interests and close views on many aspects of regional agenda.
Trilateral consultations will contribute to strengthening practical coordination on regional and global issues.
The three parties are satisfied with the outcome of the consultation, it said.
The three parties stand ready to hold the next round of consultation next year, it added