MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to New Delhi on December 11 for talks with his Indian and Chinese counterparts Sushma Swaraj and Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
"The 15th meeting of the Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers will take place in New Delhi on December 11. It will be chaired by the Indian side. During the meeting, the parties are expected to exchange views in detail on the current situation in the region and around the globe, including on developments in Afghanistan, the Middle East and on the Korean Peninsula. Special attention will be paid to combating terrorism, drug trafficking and ensuring international information security," she said.
The diplomat added that the parties would discuss coordination of efforts within the UN, BRICS (that involves Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the G20, the East Asia Summit (EAS) and the ASEAN Regional Security Forum. "The coordinated approaches to pressing global and regional issues will be reflected in the final joint communique," she stressed.
According to Zakharova, the Russian and Chinese foreign ministers will also have a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the event. "The two top diplomats are expected to sum up the results of the Russian-Chinese strategic cooperation in the outgoing year and exchange views on the RIC (the Russia-India-China format - TASS) issues and some other pressing international issues," she said.