Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov meet ahead of a G20 event in Bali in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov meet ahead of a G20 event in Bali in July. Photo: EPA-EFE

China reasserts ‘firm support’ for Russia as Foreign Minister Wang Yi calls Moscow counterpart

  • China willing to deepen exchanges at all levels, Wang Yi tells Sergey Lavrov in first overseas phone call after party congress
  • Call in line with tradition for China to first call its most important strategic partner after the congress, analyst notes

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov meet ahead of a G20 event in Bali in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and Russia’s Sergey Lavrov meet ahead of a G20 event in Bali in July. Photo: EPA-EFE
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