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The principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs should be upheld: what China and Russia agreed

maxresdefault 1China and Russia agreed that the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, is one of the basic norms governing international relations, and it should be upheld.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was discussing this topic during a phone conversation.

Two sides also have pledged to jointly preserve global and regional strategic stability.

Wang Yi noted that the international situation is at an important watershed, that’s why it is even more important for China and Russia to strengthen strategic communication.

Chinese State Councilor also mentioned that both China and Russia attach great importance to innovation, so two countries should join hands to reinforce complementary advantages and strive for major achievements by holding the Russia-China Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation.

Wang Yi also said about his opinion on words which were said by Sergei Lavrov duting his traditional every year press-conference.

So Russian Foreign Minister said: "we can talk endlessly about Russian-Chinese cooperation that embraces a very wide range of spheres” and Wang Yi stated that China totally agrees with the remarks.

China sees no limit or restricted area for China-Russia strategic coordination that is all-weather and all-dimensional, Wang said.

The two countries have conducted efficient coordination within multilateral frameworks and safeguarded international fairness and justice as well as legitimate interests of developing countries, he added.

China firmly supports the measures Russia has taken to safeguard its national sovereignty and social stability, and is willing to work with Russia to continuously strengthen coordination on such issues as rejecting interference in internal affairs and fighting against false information, Wang said.

For his part, Sergei Lavrov said the importance of Russia-China relations has long gone beyond bilateral to gain international and regional significance. The two heads of state have maintained close exchanges, which has provided important strategic guidance for the development of bilateral relations, he said.

Sergei Lavrov said Russia is very satisfied with the anti-pandemic cooperation between the two countries.

Russia is ready to strengthen cooperation with China in vaccine research, development and production, as well as in pandemic prevention and control, so as to eliminate the impact of the pandemic on practical cooperation, he said.

Russia and China should intensify strategic coordination and steadily advance bilateral and multilateral agendas within the year, Lavrov said.

Noting Russia is willing to strengthen communication and coordination with China on international and regional issues, Lavrov said the two sides should firmly support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests, jointly and staunchly defend multilateralism and safeguard international and regional stability.

The two sides also had in-depth exchanges on issues of common concern such as relations with the United States, and reached new consensus.