Trilateral meet between Russia, India and China begins

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Bangalore, Oct 27 (ANI): A three-nation meet of Russian, Indian and Chinese Foreign Ministers to expand business ties and increase regional cooperation began here today.

S. M. Krishna, Yang Jiechi and Sergey Lavrov are expected to discuss the role of Pakistan in stabilising the region.

The threat of rising Taliban violence in Afghanistan and ways to rebuild the war-torn country are expected to be major topics at the meet.

The three sides will discuss their response to climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December.

Focus also remains on a bilateral meeting between the Indian and Chinese Ministers to try to scale down differences over their disputed border and unequal trade that have flared in recent months and sparked fears the rivalry could spin out of control.

The three Ministers will also explore business opportunities in key sectors, including infrastructure and energy that will be mutually beneficially to the three countries in the region.

Subjects like global economic slowdown, energy, banking and financial sectors and global warming are expected to be considered.

Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Joint Secretary (East Asia, China, Japan affairs) Vinay Gokhale will assist S M Krishna in the talks. (ANI)

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