Chinese foreign ministry backs Lavrov’s words on cooperation with Russia

Beijing intends to promote peaceful global development together with Moscow

Chinese foreign ministry backs Lavrov's words on cooperation with Russia

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Tuesday that Chinese authorities supported Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s recent statement on unprecedented cooperation between China and Russia and intend to promote peaceful global development together with Moscow, TASS reported.

“We actively support Mr. Lavrov’s statement. China and Russia have become a factor ensuring stability around the world”, –  he stressed at a regular briefing. – “We are ready together with Russia to ensure democratization of international relations and promote universal peaceful development.”

According to the diplomat, Sino-Russian relations have stood the test of time and are based on the principles of mutual respect. Zhao Lijian also recalled that cooperation between Beijing and Moscow is not aimed against third countries.

“China and Russia firmly defend the international order by upholding the key role of the UN”, –  the official concluded.

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