The head of Russia’s foreign policy department, Sergey Lavrov, called the level of interaction with China «unprecedentedly high.» He said this during the opening remarks at a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing.
«Comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction with China is a key priority of Russia’s foreign policy. Bilateral cooperation is brought to an unprecedented high level, it is an important factor in economic development and strengthening of the international positions of our countries, «Lavrov assured.
The minister noted the regularity of last year’s meetings at the level of the heads of state. According to him, following the results of the five talks, the sides reached a new agreement on promoting practical cooperation.
«We note the positive dynamics of economic relations. China firmly ranks first in the list of Russia’s trade partners. We have a common understanding of the need to improve the qualitative parameters of economic interaction. Consistently expanding humanitarian exchanges, which enjoy the traditional support of our peoples,» Lavrov added.
Separately, he noted the similarity of the positions of the two countries with regard to what is happening on the international arena.