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Wang Yi says China-Russia relations show "strong resilience"

Wang Yi says China-Russia relations show “strong resilience”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. This photo shows the two men at a 2021 meeting in Beijing, China.

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to CNBC’s translation of the Chinese text, that China and Russia have shown “strong flexibility and strategic determination” in their relationship amid a volatile global landscape.

Wang met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, according to a statement issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday.

With regard to Russia and Ukraine, Wang said, Beijing will continue to adhere to an “objective and fair” stance, and support all efforts for a peaceful solution to the crisis.

Beijing has so far refused to describe Russia’s attack on Ukraine as an invasion. After a high-level meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in February, readings said that there Cooperation “without borders” or “forbidden areas”, without mentioning Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Wang said China will also continue to pursue Xi’s vision of global security and work with all parties to ensure it. He added that Beijing will continue to oppose unilateral efforts by groups of countries seeking hegemony.

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