The parties thoroughly examined the current situation in Ukraine, and highlighted the need for Russia to participate in any solution to the conflict.
Moscow stated that the parties confirmed the proximity of their positions on the actions undertaken by the United States on the international stage, including those of an anti-Russian and anti-Chinese nature. “Wang Yi reported on the content of the talks to the US President’s National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan,” the communiqué added.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also stated that the Foreign Ministers rated very positively the current state of Russian-Chinese relations, which continue to develop dynamically amid an unstable and tense foreign policy situation.
“Both parties discussed current issues of the bilateral agenda in the context of the implementation of the agreements of the leaders of Russia and China, the item of high-level contacts, as well as Moscow’s participation in the third forum of top-level in the context of the One Belt, One Road initiative,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.
China and Russia also exchanged in-depth views on cooperation at the UN, including the topic of a reform of the Security Council. They also pointed out the importance of continuing to deepen effective coordination within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS, taking into account the growing authority and representativeness of these structures in the environment of their expansion.
Lavrov also informed Wang Yi of the main results of the official visit of the DPRK leader Kim Jong Un to Russia.