Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with State Council member and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on November 18.
The parties exchanged views on the Russia-China strategic partnership, which continues to expand steadily amid the challenging economic and sanitary-epidemiological situation. The parties focused on the schedule of upcoming meetings at the highest and high levels and separate issues of practical cooperation as part of implementing the leaders’ respective agreements on aligning plans to promote the EAEU and China’s Belt and Road initiative.
The ministers expressed satisfaction with tight coordination between Russia and China in multilateral platforms, primarily, the UN, the Security Council and the Human Rights Council, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and BRICS. They coordinated positions on important items on the international agenda, including the current state of affairs in Belarus and the Central Asian states, as well as preserving the Iranian nuclear deal.