Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, Singapore, August 2, 2018
Mr Minister, my dear friend,
We are delighted to have an opportunity once again to have a meeting with you, to compare views on global developments and to discuss bilateral relations.
As you said, our strategic partnership is progressing. We remember the success of the state visit made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin to China. Our leaders have recently met on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Johannesburg. There will be more bilateral meetings this year, including top level ones.
It is our desire to maintain effective and productive contacts with you and to further promote our foreign policy cooperation.