Medvedev to discuss RIC, BRIC cooperation with Hu Jintao

Last Updated: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 18:41

Moscow: Russian President Dmitry
Medvedev, who is set to meet his Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao
tomorrow, is expected to emphasise on the cooperation between
the two nations in blocs like RIC and BRIC, which also involve
India, among other bilateral and global issues.

"It is expected that special attention will be paid to
the prospects of interaction in the formats of G-20, Shanghai
Cooperation Organisation, Brazil-Russia-India-China (BRIC) and
Russia-India-China (RIC)," the Kremlin said ahead of
tomorrow`s summit in Beijing.

Prior to Medvedev`s China visit, scholars from Russia,
India and China at their 10th trilateral conference here felt
that an important key to progress of RIC is its `no
confrontation` character.

"A tripartite partnership is not an alliance and not
directed against any other country, pursuing the basic
objective of strengthening international peace, development
and prosperity of each of the three countries.

RIC today is an established and recognised format and
a visible factor in the gradual formation of a multipolar
world," scholars and experts of the Russian Science Academy`s
Institute of Far Eastern Studies (Moscow), Institute of
Chinese Studies (Delhi) and China Institute of International
Studies (Beijing) declared at their trilateral conference on
September 20-21.

Medvedev arrived in Chinese city of Dalian today on a
three-day official visit and the main talks are scheduled for
tomorrow at his summit meeting with Hu in Beijing.
At the end of his visit on September 28, Medvedev is
scheduled to travel to Shanghai.

The two neighbouring nuclear giants, which are
undergoing dramatic changes in their bilateral relations after
decades of confrontation in the Soviet era, are also expected
to sign a declaration on further deepening their bilateral
partnership and intensifying strategic interaction.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 18:41

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