Chinese, Russian foreign ministers meet in Cambodia

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday at the latter’s request on the sidelines of foreign ministers’ meetings on East Asian cooperation, two parties agree to maintain strategic coordination and deepen practical cooperation.

Wang explained in detail China’s legitimate stance on the Taiwan issue and appreciated Russia’s immediate reiteration of its firm support for the one-China principle and opposition to any acts infringing on sovereignty and integrity. China’s territorial integrity, which testifies to the high-level strategic coordination between the two sides.

China stands ready to work with Russia to more vigorously safeguard the international system with the United Nations at its center and the international order based on international law to more effectively achieve lasting security and sustainable development. said the Chinese foreign minister.

Wang said that under the current situation, China and Russia should jointly promote regional development, calling for strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation with regional countries in the fields of COVID-19 control, health , connectivity, the digital economy, as well as green and low-carbon energy. development and construction of stable and reliable regional industrial and supply chains.

China, Russia should uphold ASEAN outlook on Indo-Pacific adheres to independence, ASEAN leadership and ASEAN approach, Chinese foreign minister says .

Wang added that it is also important to guide countries in the region to pursue a vision of genuine common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, rather than the false security of seeking supremacy and showdown. The Chinese foreign minister stressed the need to uphold a genuine order based on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and oppose a false order based on hegemony and intimidation, Xi said. Wang.

China and Russia should enhance alignment and cooperation between the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian Economic Union, and forge greater synergy with the Greater Eurasia Partnership, so as to jointly promote the unity, development and prosperity of the Eurasian continent, join efforts to jointly uphold the norms governing international relations, strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation and lead global development in the right direction.

Lavrov said the United States used to bully. Its hegemonic policies go against the international consensus and are doomed to have no future.

Russia is ready to work with China to uphold international law and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, Lavrov said.

The two sides also exchanged views on international and regional issues of common concern such as BRICS cooperation, the Iranian nuclear issue and the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

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