Russia and China Agreed to ‘Move Towards Multipolar World Order’

On Tuesday, March 29, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The communication of the foreign ministers took place in the Chinese city of Tunxi on the sidelines of the third conference of Afghanistan’s neighboring countries. 

According to the Russian agency, “the conversation took place in a traditionally trusting and friendly atmosphere.” The foreign ministers praised the bilateral relations. During the conversation, the ministers agreed to continue the development of bilateral partnership, considered a broad agenda of international issues, including the situation in Afghanistan, Central Asia, the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, and on the Korean peninsula.

In his welcoming speech, the Russian minister confirmed Moscow’s intention, together with Beijing and other like-minded people, to “move towards a multipolar, just, and democratic world order.”

“We are going through a serious stage in the history of international relations. I am convinced that following its results, the international situation will become significantly clearer,” Lavrov said.

The Russian Foreign Minister also expressed his intention to continue the steady and consistent development of bilateral relations with China on the basis of the agreements reached between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Lavrov and Wang Yi agreed to increase foreign policy coordination and expand bilateral cooperation, including at the UN.

The sides recalled that Russia and China continue to strengthen their strategic partnership and speak in world affairs from a common position. They noted that against the background of unstable and tense foreign policy conditions, as well as the sanctions campaign unleashed by the West against Moscow, the interaction of Russia and China is becoming even more important.

The Chinese Foreign Minister said that relations between Moscow and Beijing have passed through a number of tests this year and managed to maintain the right vector of their development.

“The desire to develop bilateral relations has become even stronger, and the confidence to promote cooperation in various directions has become even stronger,” the head of the Chinese department summed up.

Representatives of Moscow and Beijing noted the counterproductive nature of the illegal unilateral sanctions imposed on Russia by the US and its satellites.

Separately, Sergey Lavrov and Wang Yi exchanged views on the situation in Ukraine. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry told his Chinese counterpart about the course of the special operation and the dynamics of the negotiation process with the Kiev regime, and also drew his interlocutor’s attention to the military-biological activities of the US on the territory of Ukraine.

Beijing noted that they perfectly understand what has become the true cause of the conflict in Ukraine and where Washington’s policy leads – provocative actions by the US threaten not only the stability and security of the European region, as at any moment the “fire” can spread to Asian states.

Later, Minister Wang Yi, at his talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, pointed out the existing risks of a repeat of the block confrontation in Asia. The Chinese minister called for small and medium-sized countries in the region not to become pawns in the games of major powers.

“The Cold War mentality should not be allowed to return to the Asian region,” he warned.

Ru-Main, 31.03.2022
Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta 

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