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Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia Exchange New Year Congratulatory Messages
2016/12/31

Upon the coming of the new year of 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia exchanged new year congratulatory messages.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in the congratulatory message that in 2016, China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has maintained high-level operation. Centering on the 15th anniversary of the signing of China-Russia Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of strategic partnership of coordination, both countries have enhanced comprehensive strategic coordination and achieved substantial progress in jointly maintaining global strategic stability, safeguarding the authority of the international law, promoting the political settlement of hotspot issues, advancing cyber space information security and other aspects, which have boosted the common development and prosperity of both countries and reinforced the force of global peace and justice. Facing more complicated and ever-changing international and regional situation, the Chinese side is willing to, together with the Russian side, further step up communication and coordination, make joint efforts, fully implement various consensus reached by leaders of both countries and constantly deepen international strategic coordination in the new year so as to make new contributions to safeguarding the common interests of both countries and advancing regional and world peace, security and stability.

Sergey Lavrov expressed in the congratulatory message that comprehensively developing cooperation with China in multiple areas is an important priority of Russia’s diplomacy. Established on the firm basis of Russia-China Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation signed 15 years ago, Russia-China comprehensive strategic partnership of coordination has become a model of state relations featuring equality and mutual respect as well as an important factor of more fair and democratic international order. It is believed that in the coming new year, the two countries will continue to play a stabilizer role in international affairs. Russia is willing to make concerted efforts with China to cope with threats and challenges confronting world peace and security.

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