India and Russia back China’s call for ‘new world order’

Russia and India added their voices on Monday to China’s call for a new world order and endorsed Beijing’s plans to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war.

The foreign ministers of the three nations met in the capital for talks just a week after US President Barack Obama made a high-profile trip to India.

After Monday’s  meeting, President Xi Jinping gave a positive assessment of China’s ties with the two nations, despite New Delhi’s apparent distrust towards Beijing.

In a joint communique, the three nations vowed to “build a more just, fair and stable international political and economic order” and a “multi-polar” world.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said all states should be involved in creating “a modern security architecture” in the Asia-Pacific; his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi , said the region should not be caught up in a zero-sum game.

China has sought to spearhead efforts for the anniversary, a move that some observers have described as an attempt to exert pressure on Japan. A military parade will be held in Beijing in September, to which Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to be invited.

Full article: India and Russia back China’s call for ‘new world order’ (South China Morning Post)

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