India, Russia, China cooperation not directed against anyone: India

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Chengdu (China), Oct 21 (UNI) Ahead of a crucial meeting between the Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China, New Delhi today asserted that the trilateral cooperation was not directed against any other nation.

''This trilateral cooperation is just for the benefit of our three countries and it also allows us to share our perception on regional and international issues,'' External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee told reporters accompanying him on his visit to China for the meeting tomorrow at Harbin.

He said the focus of the coming meeting would be on peace and stability in Asia and cooperation with East Asian countries. The last meeting had terrorism and energy on top of its agenda.

Mr Mukherjee emphasised that any regional grouping of like-minded countries was very useful. He said the three countries were close partners in areas such as information technology and techonolgy parks.

He said the meeting would provide an opportunity to India, Russia and China to take stock of the regional and international developments, particularly in West Asia and Europe. ''We share views on many issues and the meeting will provide us an opporunity to share our perception on various developments and formulate a common stand.'' he added.

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