Wang Yi arrived in the Russian capital on February 21.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met this Wednesday with Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Central Committee for Foreign Affairs of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
Wang Yi arrived in Moscow on February 21. On the eve of the meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister, the senior Chinese diplomat held a bilateral meeting with the Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev.
As Wang assured the Russian official on Tuesday, relations between the two nations are “strong as a rock” and has expressed confidence in the ability to resist “any challenge” that the changing international situation throws at them. He also indicated to Patrushev that Beijing is ready, together with Moscow, to defend national interests and promote “mutually beneficial” cooperation In all areas.
For its part, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, quoted by TASS, reported that, during his visit to Moscow, Wang is discussing with the Russian side international and regional issues current. The agency added that Beijing intends to use this visit to ensure the stable development of Russian-Chinese relations in the direction set by the leaders of the two countries, as well as to protect the interests of both states in the world arena.
During the last week, the head of Chinese diplomacy also visited France, Italy and Hungary at the invitation of their respective Governments. In addition, Wang attended the 59th Munich Security Conferencewhich took place in Germany, where he held a series of meetings, including with the US Secretary of State, anthony blinkenand the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell.