Russia commends high-level ties with China

In this file photo dated Nov 15, 2022, Wang Yi (right), then Chinese foreign minister, meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the 17th G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. (PHOTO / FMPRC.GOV.CN)

MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Russia-China ties are undoubtedly experiencing "absolutely the best times" in the entire history of these relations.

"The relationship is pragmatic, trusting and mutually respectful. This can be characterized as an ideal format for relations between any countries," Lavrov said at his annual press conference.

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"We are closely coordinating within the UN, and combating new challenges and threats through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS and cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union and the Belt and Road Initiative", which will help strengthen the Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination, he added.