with India, China to be Russia`s priority
July 15: Identifying development of friendly ties with India
and China as the "most important direction" of its
foreign policy in Asia, Russia on Tuesday said it will further
consolidate dialogue with these countries in a trilateral
format as an element of the multi-polar world order.
Russia's foreign policy concept released by the Kremlin, President
Dmitry Medvedev underscored that development of friendship
with India and China will be a priority of the country's foreign
policy in Asia.
identified the development of the friendly relations with
the two countries as the "most important direction"
of the Russian foreign policy in Asia.
deepening its strategic partnership with India, Russia pursues
its principle course of strengthening interaction on topical
international problems and augmentation of mutually beneficial
bilateral ties in all the spheres, specially in ensuring substantial
growth in the sphere of trade and economy," Medvedev's
foreign policy concept notes.
the Russian constitution the foreign policy is set by the
shares India and China's interest in an effective political
and economic interaction in trilateral format of Russia-India-China,"
Kremlin's new foreign policy doctrine says.
has also identified a special role for Shanghai Cooperation
Organisation (SCO) in the regional integration and partnership.
Set up as a military confidence-building organisation along
former Sino-Soviet border, SCO has been transformed into a
regional cooperation organisation of which India is an observer
nation to which both Russia and China have pledged to give