Russia, India and China Agree to Share Experience in Fight against Terrorism

NEW DELHI-The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China agreed to share their experience in the fight against terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has underscored.

He made the remarks following the 15th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China, also known as the RIC. Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi and his Russia counterpart Sergei Lavrov held the meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, Indian media reported.

"Russia, India and China are ready to share their experience with other partners in the fight against foreign terrorists," Lavrov said, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.

The ministers will discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the Middle East and the Korean Peninsula, a joint fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, international information security, as well as countering the legalization of criminal proceeds and financing of terrorism.

 Swift effective implementation of international commitments on countering terrorism

On the issue of tackling terrorism, the meeting joint communiqué called for “swift and effective” implementation of existing international commitments on countering terrorism, including the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and targeted sanctions relating to terrorism and the FATF International Standards worldwide, according to the Hindu Business Line website.

Swaraj: terrorist organizations undermine international peace, endanger global economy

During the tripartite meeting 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 international peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development. India strongly recommends a comprehensive policy for dealing with global terrorism.”

She said the policy on global terrorism should include dealing with extremism, countering religious fanaticism, preventing recruitment of terrorists, disrupting terrorist movements, stopping all sources for financing of terrorism, stopping flow of FTFs (Foreign Terrorist Fighters), dismantling terrorist infrastructure, and countering terrorist propaganda through the Internet, but we should not limit ourselves to these only.

RIC back implementation of JCPOA

In another significant decision, the RIC Foreign Ministers also welcomed the beginning of the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed upon between E3/EU+3 and Iran in Vienna on July 14, 2015 regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

“We welcome the fact that this complex issue was resolved through diplomatic means thus strengthening regional and global security as well as nuclear non-proliferation. We express readiness to exert all efforts in order to ensure sustainable implementation of the JCPOA and engagement of Iran in normal economic and political cooperation,” it said.