Sergey Labrutto: Cyril Kallinikov / RIA Novosti
Beijing appreciates the comments of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov about the Chinese threat. This was stated by Chinese foreign Ministry representative Geng Shuang, reports RIA Novosti.
He noted that the words of the head of the Russian foreign Ministry clear and positive. The diplomat stressed that relations between the two countries in recent years is unprecedented developed, and was “built strong political trust”.
While territorial claims between Beijing and Moscow, which is spelled out in the Treaty on good-neighborliness 16 years ago. “Any attempt to drive a wedge in relations between Russia and China will fail,” said Geng Shuang. The parties intend to continue to strengthen cooperation and “standing together for fairness and justice in the international arena,” he added.
Earlier in an interview with “Arguments and facts” Lavrov stressed that “Chinese threat” is a myth that hyping people dissatisfied with the development of relations of Moscow and Beijing. He also pointed out that the data on the conditions of Siberia and the far East, 12 million Chinese citizens “questionable” but fears have “clearly exaggerated”.
At the end of June it was reported that Russia and China have signed an intergovernmental agreement to transition to payments in national currencies.
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