19 Sep 2023 09:48

Russian, Chinese FMs discuss Ukraine, brief each other on contacts with Kim Jong Un and Sullivan

MOSCOW. Sept 19 (Interfax) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov discussed on Monday the Ukrainian conflict and briefed each other on the contents of the recent talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

"The parties discussed in detail the current state of affairs with regard to Ukraine, noting that attempts to settle the crisis without taking Russia's interests into account and, even more so, without Russia's participation have no prospects," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Lavrov also informed Wang about the main results of the North Korean leader's official visit to Russia. The Chinese foreign minister, in turn, briefed his Russian counterpart on the contents of the talks with the U.S. national security advisor, the ministry said.

"The parties also held an in-depth exchange of views on interaction within the UN, including the problems facing the reform of the [UN] Security Council. They emphasized the importance of further deepening effective coordination within the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS in light of the organizations' increased authority and representation against the backdrop of their enlargement, as well as within the G20, ASEAN-centered associations, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, and other international formats," it said.