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Wang Yi Holds Telephone Talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia
2016/09/12

On September 12, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held telephone talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia.

Wang Yi said that China welcomes the recent ceasefire agreement for Syria reached between Russia and the US again. It is hoped that the ceasefire could be implemented and create conditions for the political settlement of the Syrian issue. The Chinese side is willing to strengthen cooperation with Russia regarding major international and regional issues.

Both sides mainly exchanged views on the nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Wang Yi said that complication and severity reemerged on the Korean Peninsula. China strongly urges the DPRK and relevant parties to stay calm and exercise restraint and avoid any new actions that could intensify the tensions, but effectively abide by and implement the UN Security Council Resolution and strive to restore and restart the dialogue process, so as to effectively manage and control current situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Sergei Lavrov noted that Russia agrees with China’s position on the Korean Peninsula issue, and is willing to maintain close communication and coordination with China, so as to jointly cope with new changes in the situation and safeguard peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

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