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China, Russia, India support UN to mark 70th anniversary of victory in WWII

2015-02-03 08:41 Xinhua Web Editor: Gu Liping

China, Russia and India support the United Nations and member states to initiate and organize commemorative events for the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, said a joint communique on Monday.

The document was released after the 13th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China. The foreign ministers recognized that the year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations and the victory in the World War II, and paid tribute to all those who fought against Fascism and for freedom.

Russia, India and China affirmed the need to solemnly commemorate those historic moments of great significance in human history, the document said.

They also reaffirmed the need for a comprehensive reform of the United Nations, including its Security Council, so as to make it more representative and efficient and better respond to global challenges.

As three of the world's most influential emerging economies, China,Russia and India agreed to enhance their cooperation in oil and natural gas production, transportation, high tech, environmental protection and anti-terrorism.

To improve regional connectivity in Asia, ministers discussed initiatives such as China's initiatives of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and emphasized the necessity to explore all connectivity options for greater economic integration of the common region.

As the world economic order faces rapid changes, emerging market economies are expected to play a bigger role in world economic growth.

In this regard, the ministers called for immediate reform of international financial system so as to increase the voice and representation of emerging markets and developing countries, with a focus on the implementation of the 2010 IMF Quota and Governance Reform by the end of this year.

The ministers decided to hold the next trilateral meeting in Russia in the second half of 2015.

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