China, Russia foreign ministers hold talks

From: Xinhua Updated: 2014-04-16 09:50
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BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held talks on Tuesday, vowing to enhance bilateral ties.

The China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership is of great meaning and strategic significance, Wang said.

"As the international situation gets more and more complicated, our two countries should maintain frequent exchanges," Wang said.

China is ready to continue mutual support and strategic collaboration with Russia, the minister said, adding that better bilateral ties will benefit peace, security and stability of the world and the region.

Lavrov vowed joint efforts with China to fulfill goals and tasks set by both presidents, urging continued close communication, cooperation and mutual safeguarding of international order.

The two sides agreed to fully prepare for President Putin's state visit to China and his attendance at the Summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai next month.

The ministers vowed to ensure the success of Putin's trip, push forward the establishment of a new Asian security concept in CICA and promote major bilateral programs.

The two countries had agreed they would hold joint celebrations in 2015 for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and Chinese people's victory against Japanese aggression, Wang said.

The two sides also exchanged views on Ukraine, the Korean peninsula and BRICS cooperation.

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