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Coordination Of Efforts Of Russia, India And China Is Objective Necessity, Moscow Believes

In Moscow's opinion, a possibility of certain coordination of the efforts of Russia, India and China in the most important foreign-policy questions now objectively exists, spokesman for the Russian foreign-policy agency Alexander Yakovenko stated. In the interview he gave Indian newsmen in connection with the visit of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Igor Ivanov to New Delhi he noted that the responsibility of Russia, India and China for establishing a strong system of international security perceptibly increases in the present-day conditions. The Russian representative explained this by the fact that the matter concerns three major powers. At the same time he stressed that there is no intention to set up an association or union of these countries. As he said, "we simply state the objectively existing situation". "Russia, India and China have common interests which we want to ensure through joint efforts", the Russian diplomat stated. In his opinion, the switching of India and China over to a more constructive line in relations with each other is also an obvious fact. Illustrative of this are the positive results of the recent exchanges between the two countries at a high level. The representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed confidence that this tendency "will receive further development".