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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

On March 30, 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who came to China to attend the Third Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the Afghan Issue Among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan, in Tunxi, Anhui Province, in eastern China. Also representatives from Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the multinational meetings on Afghanistan.

Lavrov briefed Wang Yi on the state of Russia-Ukraine negotiation and said that Russia will continue talks with Ukraine and the international community. Lavrov also said that, at the critical moment of the development of the international situation, Russia and China play important roles in promoting greater multipolarity in the world.

Wang Yi said that China has always supported greater multipolarity in the world. According to the Chinese foreign Minister the Ukraine issue is both an outburst of long built-up tensions over Europe's security problems, and an outcome of Cold War mentality and bloc confrontation. Under the current situationn China supports Russia and Ukraine in overcoming the difficulties to continue with the peace talks, support the positive outcomes reached in the negotiations so far and support the de-escalation of tensions.

China and Russia also exchanged views and coordinated positions on the Asia-Pacific situation, the Korean Peninsula, the BRICS mechanism, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, and other multilateral affairs.

Source: Ministry of Foreign affairs of China

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