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12 September 201612:35

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with PRC Foreign Minister Wang Yi

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On September 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People’s Republic of China.

The ministers exchanged views on the situation in the Korean Peninsula in the light of a recent nuclear test in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). They condemned Pyongyang’s actions and stressed the importance for all parties concerned to refrain from taking steps that can lead to further escalation of tensions. They also confirmed Russia’s and China’s commitment to a political and diplomatic resolution of the region’s nuclear issue.

Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi agreed to continue coordinating their countries’ positions on this issue.

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