Russia, China praise relations amid US tensions

Moscow, Jul 28 (EFE).- The foreign ministers of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, and China, Wang Yi, lauded the “dynamic relations” between their two countries Thursday despite the difficult international situation and US demands that Beijing condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The ministers “positively assessed” the current state of Sino-Russian relations, which “continue to develop dynamically in the difficult geopolitical conditions,” the Russian foreign ministry said of the meeting in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent.

According to the ministry, the ministers “devoted special attention to the implementation of the agreements reached by the leaders of the two countries” Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping and “discussed some aspects of practical bilateral cooperation.”

The heads of Russian and Chinese diplomacy, who are in Uzbekistan for a ministerial meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), discussed “key aspects of SCO activities and prospects for its future development.”

Lavrov and Wang “stressed the significant and constructive contribution of the SCO in the process of supporting peace and stability, and the economic development of Eurasia.”

This meeting coincides with a telephone conversation between the presidents of the United States, Joe Biden, and Xi, and Washington’s repeated criticism of Beijing for its close ties with Russia. EFE


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