Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in the Chinese district of Tunx for talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that amid the current, serious stage in the history of international relations, Russia and China will move to a multipolar, fair world order.
“We are going through a very serious stage in the history of international relations. I am convinced that as a result of this stage, the international situation will become clearer significantly and we will move together with you, together with our other like-minded people, towards a multipolar, just, democratic world order,” he said.
Russia is interested in developing relations with China steadily and consistently, Lavrov added.
“We are interested in our relations with China continuing to develop steadily and consistently. Our leaders, President Putin and President Xi Jinping, have agreed on this. Today we will consider specific steps aimed at ensuring that all these agreements are consistently implemented,” the foreign minister stressed.
Lavrov also drew attention to the fact that this is already his second meeting with his Chinese counterpart, which underlines the intensity and confidential nature of the regular dialogue.
In turn, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said at a meeting with Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday that relations between Russia and China since the beginning of the year have withstood new tests.
“Since the beginning of this year, Chinese-Russian relations have withstood new tests of serious changes in the international situation, and have maintained the right direction and a steady development trend,” Wang Yi said.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi have noted the counterproductiveness of illegal unilateral sanctions imposed against Russia by the US and its allies during talks in China, the Russian foreign ministry said.
“The sides noted the counterproductive nature of the illegal unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States and its satellites,” the ministry said in a statement.
The ministers also discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula during the meeting, the statement added.
Sergei Lavrov is in China on a two-day visit, during which he will take part in the third ministerial conference between Afghanistan and the expanded “troika” on Afghanistan (Russia, China, the United States and Pakistan).