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6 July 201812:01

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi, Vienna, July 6, 2018

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Mr Minister,

Dear friend,

Colleagues,

While we agree that there is a deficit of good news in today’s world, there are exceptions. In fact, the Russian-Chinese relations are one such exception.

Thank you for your kind words regarding Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and thank you for your wishes to the Russian team. I have no doubt that by the next World Cup our Chinese friends will have reached new heights in football, as you have done in many other areas.

Just as our Chinese colleagues, we are interested in preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian Nuclear Programme and ensuring its full implementation. This is a challenging situation. However, just like China and other parties to this agreement, Russia is committed to abiding by the international law and UN Security Council resolutions. The plan was reflected in these resolutions which makes it part of international law.

We have a great opportunity today to exchange views on the bilateral relations between Russia and China in the follow-up to the extremely successful Russian-Chinese summit last month in Beijing ahead of the SCO Summit in Qingdao.

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