15 April 2017

News Story: Chinese, Russian FMs discuss Syria, Korean Peninsula issues

BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, held a strategic communication via phone Friday on bilateral ties, the situation in Syria and the Korean Peninsula.

The two foreign ministers pledged to actively implement the consensus reached by the two countries' heads of state on the development of China-Russia relations and to prepare for a series of high-level exchanges in the near future.

The two ministers stressed that China and Russia enjoy solid mutual trust and are ready to strengthen strategic coordination in regional and international affairs.

On the situation in Syria, Wang said the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria should be respected, adding that a top priority of the moment is to conduct an independent, just and professional investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the country. He said he believed that the fact will come to light.

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