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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia

2015/08/05

On August 5, 2015, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia during his attendance at Foreign Ministers' Meetings on East Asian Cooperation.

Wang Yi noted that as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War, China and Russia will hold commemorative activities respectively to demonstrate the historic contributions made by both countries to fighting against invasion and the important roles played by China and Russia, as the main battlefields in Asia and Europe respectively, in the victory of the war, as well as express their firm determination to jointly safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and basic norms governing international relations. China welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin's attendance at China's commemorative activities for the victory anniversary of World War II (WWII) on September 3 and will make good preparations together with Russia.

Wang Yi expressed that China is willing to strengthen strategic coordination with Russia on Asia-Pacific affairs to promote a common, cooperative, comprehensive and sustainable Asian security concept and jointly safeguard regional peace, stability and development.

Wang Yi said that the 7th BRICS Summit and the 15th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit were held successfully in Ufa, Russia earlier this year, injecting new impetus to the development of the two organizations. China would like to work with Russia to earnestly implement the outcomes of the two summits and maintain the development momentum of the two organizations.

Sergey Lavrov noted that Russia highly evaluates the attendance of President Xi Jinping at Russia's commemorative activities of WWII victory anniversary on May 9 this year as well as the outcomes of the two summits in Ufa. President Vladimir Putin is looking forward to taking part in China's victory day celebration on September 3.

Sergey Lavrov said that developing the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination is a priority of Russia's diplomacy, and the strategic coordination between the two countries is in favor of the global strategic stability. Russia stands ready to maintain cooperation and coordination with China within the mechanisms of the United Nations, the BRICS and the SCO to jointly safeguard world peace and prosperity.

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