MOSCOW, Mar 8 (PTI): New Delhi, the capital city of India, will host a conference of business houses from India, Russia and China this month-end to discuss "common interests of cooperation" in economic area.
The conference, organised by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), two major business bodies of India, will be held on March 30 and 31, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Alexeyev said yesterday.
"The agenda comprises trilateral interaction in energy, pharaceutics, science and technology, aircraft construction, bio- and information technologies, and in the area of financial services," Alexeyev told Itar-Tass.
Alexeyev said this initiative of India was supported at the meeting of foreign ministers of the three countries in Vladivostok on June 2, 2005 and endorsed during the Indo-Russian summit in December.
The Deputy Minister also said preparation for a trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, China and India was now under way.
"Such contacts that have already become a tradition enable us to discuss question of common interest of cooperation in the economic area, of coping with new challenges and threats, of ensuring regional stability."
"Debates in trilateral format also make it possible to synchronise watches on major international issues," he said.