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Wang Yi: "The Chinese side is ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Russian side"

19.11.2020 139 просмотров

Chinese Foreign Minister and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation.

Member of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi On November 18, he had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

congratulated the Russian side on the successful holding of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and BRICS summits via videoconferencing, which, according to him, brought fruitful results.
Wang Yi further noted that changes unseen in a hundred years Together with the pandemic, they dealt a powerful blow to the political and economic situation in the world, as well as to the international order. That is why China and Russia attach more importance than ever to strengthening strategic cooperation, which plays the role of a reliable support in the face of global change, he said.

The Chinese Foreign Minister stated that both countries are resolutely engaged in the proper resolution of their issues, having successfully completed their own items on the political agenda at home. Together, they uphold multilateralism, international justice and impartiality, respect international law and the basic principles and norms governing international relations, actively participate in international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic, contribute to the political settlement of various regional problems, playing the role of a global stabilizer. The strategic cooperation between China and Russia is continuously bringing new results, he added.

The Chinese minister said that bilateral relations can stand the test of the epidemic, mutual trust continues to deepen, bilateral trade shows growth after falling, the Year of China-China has been successfully launched. Russian scientific, technical and innovative cooperation, friendship between peoples continues to grow stronger, and bilateral relations face new opportunities for development. According to him, the Chinese side is ready to maintain high-level contacts with the Russian side, and against the backdrop of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation, to fill the strategic content of Chinese-Russian relations in the new era and take the comprehensive strategic interaction between the two countries to an even higher level.

Wang Yi stressed that the Chinese side is ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Russian side in order to jointly resist the influence of unilateralism, protectionism and harassment of international relations and the international order, to defend the legitimate rights and interests of the two countries, and to protect international justice and impartiality. The Chinese Foreign Minister noted that both sides should further strengthen communication and coordination, fully realize the existing advantages, and help regional countries solve the pressing problems that arise in the fight against the epidemic, maintain stability and restore the economy.

Sergey Lavrov,, in turn, said that, despite the pandemic, Russian-Chinese relations continue to develop rapidly, which indicates a high level of bilateral relations. The Russian side congratulates the Chinese side on its major achievements in fighting the epidemic, and is ready to maintain high-level exchanges with China, properly celebrate the Year of Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between the two countries, and promote new achievements of pragmatic cooperation in all fields, he said.

The Russian side supports the cooperation and alignment of the Eurasian Economic Union with the Belt and Road Initiative, and is also ready to maintain close coordination with China in multilateral platforms such as the UN, its Security Council, SCO and BRICS, to protect stability international and regional environment, support the countries of the region in the fight against extremism and the framework for regional cooperation in East Asia, the core of which is ASEAN, the head of Russian diplomacy added.

The two sides also held an in-depth exchange of views on regional and international issues, representing general inte Res.

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