Russia earmarks april for RIC ministerial meeting in Moscow

Moscow hopes that a ministerial meeting between Russia, India, and China will be held in April of this year in Moscow, Russian Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said.

Moscow hopes that a ministerial meeting between Russia, India, and China will be held in April of this year in Moscow, Russian Special Presidential Envoy to Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said.

"We are currently working out dates with the Indians and Chinese on the next meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow. We hope this meeting will be held in April," Kabulov told RIA Novosti in an interview.

The meeting is "very important," though Russia already works quite closely with India and China in a number of other formats, he added.

"I won't say that everything is going brilliantly, but, nonetheless, especially now, this format has a very important role and task. Global and regional issues, including Afghanistan, the situation around Iran, Syria, will be discussed," Kabulov stressed.

The foreign ministers of Russia, India and China held their 13th meeting in Beijing on February 2.

Wrapping up the event, they released a joint communique, vowing to enhance and promote multilateral cooperation in such areas as business, agriculture, disaster mitigation and relief, medical services and public health, among other aspects.

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