The meeting between Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart was held ahead of the trilateral talks between the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China scheduled for Monday evening in Beijing.
BEIJING, February 2 (Sputnik) — Relations between Russia and China have reached an unprecedented high level, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
“Our relations are now on the unprecedented high levels,” Lavrov said, adding that he hopes the bilateral cooperation between the countries will expand.
At the same time, Wang Yi said that “During the past year, our countries’ foreign ministries have made strong efforts to implement the agreements reached by the leaders of our countries.”
The meeting between Lavrov and Yi was held ahead of the trilateral talks between the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China scheduled for Monday evening in Beijing.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the three sides will discuss on Monday the most acute problems, including threats to the global security and persistent difficulties in the world’s economy. Apart from the above, the sides are expected to focus on the Ukrainian crisis, conflicts in the Middle East, and the Iranian nuclear program.