16 August 202119:23

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi


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On August 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi.

During the conversation, the ministers stressed the importance of the Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation in terms of developing comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation between Russia and China in all spheres and elevating their relations to an all-time high, as the two countries mark the 20th anniversary of signing the treaty this year. On the subject of the approaching anniversary of the end of WWII, they paid special attention to stepping up coordinated efforts to counter any attempts to falsify the history of this war or to revise its outcomes. The ministers agreed on holding joint events devoted to the struggle of the two peoples against Nazis and militarists.

They went on to exchange views on expanding coordination on foreign policy matters, including within the UN, as well as in light of the recent developments in Afghanistan and their regional implications.

The two ministers noted consistent advances in cooperation on countering the novel coronavirus infection, including on vaccine manufacturing and cooperation within the World Health Organisation.

They discussed the schedule of future bilateral contacts, as well as within the SCO and other multilateral structures.

As usual, the conversation took place in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.


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