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Wang Yi Meets with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia

On November 9, 2014, Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov of Russia, who was in China for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting.

Wang Yi said that President Xi Jinping warmly welcomes President Vladimir Putin to attend the 22rd APEC Informal Leadership Meeting in China and will hold an important meeting with President Putin so as to inject new vigor into the further development of China-Russia relations.

Lavrov expressed that Russia supports China to successfully host the APEC Meeting, and is willing to enhance cooperation and coordination with China in international and regional affairs and intensify cooperation within the platforms such as the United Nations, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the APEC.

Both sides also exchanged in-depth views on such hotspot issues as the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the Iranian nuclear issue.

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