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On March 22-23, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the People’s Republic of China. On March 23, in Guilin, he will hold talks with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi.

During the meeting, the heads of the foreign ministries will discuss the current state and prospects of Russian-Chinese strategic interaction, the organization of contacts at the highest and high levels and the preparation of events timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on Good Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. They will consider a number of aspects of coordinating the actions of the two countries in a pandemic, ways to overcome the difficulties caused by the restrictions introduced to combat the spread of infection.

The ministers will exchange views on bilateral cooperation in international affairs and the most pressing regional problems, including interaction between Russia and China within the UN, SCO, BRICS, RIC and other multilateral formats.

Our countries adhere to similar or coinciding approaches to solving most global problems and intend to continue to closely coordinate their foreign policy steps. Russia and China advocate the formation of a more just and stable polycentric world order based on the principles of solidarity and common interests of all mankind, mutually beneficial cooperation between countries on a solid legal basis. They oppose attempts to replace the generally recognized international legal norms of the so-called. “A rule-based order.” We agree that interstate relations should be built strictly on the principles of mutual respect and consideration of interests, justice, mutually beneficial cooperation, non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, refusal of confrontation, conflicts and the policy of unilateral sanctions.

Both countries have been successfully cooperating for many years in various multilateral formats, primarily in the UN, its Security Council and other special institutions, in the SCO, BRICS, RIC, G20, APEC, EAS. We and our Chinese partners are united in understanding the need to increase the effectiveness of collective efforts to counter global and regional challenges, including in the fight against terrorism and ensuring sustainable development.

Following the meeting, it is planned to adopt a joint statement on global governance in modern conditions and sign a plan for Russian-Chinese inter-ministerial consultations for 2021.


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