Russian, Chinese high-ranking diplomats discuss bilateral cooperation in UNGA
MOSCOW. March 10. (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin and his Chinese counterpart Ma Zhaoxu have discussed a number of key issues on the UN Security Council agenda with a focus on the situation in Ukraine during consultations held via videoconference, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
"The parties discussed in detail a number of key issues on the UN Security Council agenda with a focus on the situation in Ukraine and at intergovernmental negotiations on the reform of the UN Security Council. They focused on the matters of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the UN General Assembly, the World Health Organization, the UN Human Rights Council, UNESCO, as well as in the BRICS," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement published on its website on Thursday.
"The talks have once again demonstrated a high degree of mutual understanding and closeness of our countries' positions on the most important global issues, which fully meets the spirit of relations of comprehensive partnership and strategic cooperation between Russia and China," the Foreign Ministry said.
"Vershinin and Ma Zhaoxu reaffirmed the need to maintain traditionally close cooperation between the two countries at the UN and other multilateral platforms," the ministry said.