NEW DELHI: The leaders of India, Russia and China are planning to hold a summit next year aimed at countering the dominance of the United States in international affairs, a newspaper reported on Saturday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh discussed the possibility of a three-way dialogue at a meeting in New Delhi on Friday, the Asian Age newspaper reported.
Singh held similar discussions with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of a regional summit in Laos last Tuesday, the report said.
Russia first mooted the idea of a trilateral dialogue two years ago, and senior officials from the three countries have since met several times. The report, which didn’t cite any source, could not be independently verified.
Putin accused the United States on Friday of conducting a “dictatorship of international affairs.” “Even if dictatorship is wrapped up in a beautiful package of pseudo-democratic phraseology, it will not be in a position to solve systemic problems,” Putin said at public lecture in New Delhi. Putin is critical of the United States for waging war in Iraq without broad international approval.