Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia (left) and Wang Yi of China meet in the Chinese city of Guilin on March 22. In a phone call on Monday, the top diplomats pledged to work together to protect national interests in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia (left) and Wang Yi of China meet in the Chinese city of Guilin on March 22. In a phone call on Monday, the top diplomats pledged to work together to protect national interests in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
Afghanistan

Turmoil in Afghanistan binding China and Russia even closer

  • Top diplomats of Beijing and Moscow pledge to protect interests in Afghanistan and urge the Taliban to cut terror links
  • Western efforts to divide ‘trustworthy, reliable and invincible’ partners will not succeed, Chinese foreign minister says of Russia ties

Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia (left) and Wang Yi of China meet in the Chinese city of Guilin on March 22. In a phone call on Monday, the top diplomats pledged to work together to protect national interests in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
Foreign ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia (left) and Wang Yi of China meet in the Chinese city of Guilin on March 22. In a phone call on Monday, the top diplomats pledged to work together to protect national interests in Afghanistan. Photo: AFP
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