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Russia: Russian and Chinese FMs stress importance of bilateral cooperation

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 11, 2016 at 10:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on Friday to discuss bilateral relations, the Syrian crisis and the situation on the Korean peninsula.

During a press conference that followed their meeting, Lavrov stressed that "a comprehensive deepening of cooperation and our strategic partnership with China" is a priority of Russia’s foreign policy. Russia's top diplomat went on to say that "our interaction in international affairs is becoming an increasingly significant factor in world politics."

Wang Yi expressed Chinese hopes of reaching "a better understanding in order to give new impetus to the development of our strategic partnership this year."

The meeting of the ministers was preceded by the second round of the Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security at the level of deputy foreign ministers a week ago in Moscow. Wang Yi and Lavrov are due to discuss the results of that meeting later on Friday.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Moscow on Friday to discuss bilateral relations, the Syrian crisis and the situation on the Korean peninsula.

During a press conference that followed their meeting, Lavrov stressed that "a comprehensive deepening of cooperation and our strategic partnership with China" is a priority of Russia’s foreign policy. Russia's top diplomat went on to say that "our interaction in international affairs is becoming an increasingly significant factor in world politics."

Wang Yi expressed Chinese hopes of reaching "a better understanding in order to give new impetus to the development of our strategic partnership this year."

The meeting of the ministers was preceded by the second round of the Dialogue on Northeast Asian Security at the level of deputy foreign ministers a week ago in Moscow. Wang Yi and Lavrov are due to discuss the results of that meeting later on Friday.

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