Foreign Ministers of Russia and China discuss bilateral relations | News

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a telephone conversation where they discussed issues on the bilateral agenda and the situation in their common neighbor, Kazakhstan.


Russia and China agree to strengthen bilateral cooperation

According to the Chinese diplomat, in 2021 there were vigorous and decisive advances in relations between China and Russia in several aspects.

The presidents of both nations, Xi Jinping, of China, and Vladimir Putin, of Russia, maintain close contact setting the standard for the development of bilateral relations and setting the future of international agendas and seeking together the comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination to a new era, said Wang.

China will firmly seek to deepen strategic coordination “side by side” with Russia, and will safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of the two nations, as well as world peace and stability, Wang said.

Lavrov detailed his assessment of the situation in Kazakh territory to Wang in the middle of a special session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

He stressed that all the information collected shows that the situation in the Central Asian country was caused by disturbances carefully plotted by foreign forces, a point of view also held by the president of Kazakhstan, Kasim Jomart Tokáyev.

The OSTC sent, at the request of Kazakhstan, a peacekeeping mission and the situation in the country improved significantly, Lavrov added.

Meanwhile, President Xi contacted Tokaev and expressed Chinese opposition to the influence of external forces seeking to provoke color revolutions.

China agrees with the view that the origin of the violent unrest is external and supports the OSTC to help in Kazakhstan against violent terrorist forces.

For Wang, being China and Russia, members of the United Nations Security Council and friendly neighbors of the Central Asian countries, they will seek to prevent chaos or war from unleashing in Central Asia, Wang said.

With his participation in the Winter Olympics in China, President Putin begins his first visit to the Asian giant with the first face-to-face meeting between the heads of state of the two countries in almost two years, said Wang, while assuring that it will be an important event for international relations at the beginning of the year.

The head of Russian diplomacy said, for his part, that he fully agrees with the Chinese views and will continue with the relevant preparations jointly. In turn, he considered that the Kremlin leader’s visit to Beijing and the Winter Olympics will be a success.