The head of Chinese diplomacy: We will support the stable development of Russia under the leadership of Putin

Lavrov thanked Beijing for the "support" it provided to President Vladimir Putin after his recent re-election

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Lavrov and Wang Yi, Photo: Reuters
Lavrov and Wang Yi, Photo: Reuters
Disclaimer: The translations are mostly done through AI translator and might not be 100% accurate.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said today in Beijing at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that China wants to "strengthen strategic cooperation" with Moscow, Russian state media reported.

"China will support the stable development of Russia under the leadership of (Russian President Vladimir) Putin," Wang Yi said, according to RIA Novosti.

"People's support is the source of progress in Russia. I believe that under the firm leadership of President Putin, the Russian people will have a bright future," Wang Yi said, Izvestia reports.

Lavrov thanked Beijing for the "support" it provided to President Vladimir Putin following his recent re-election.

Chinese President Xi Jinping was among the first to congratulate Putin, the Russian Foreign Minister said, and thanked his Chinese friends for their support, reports Izvestia.

"The election results confirmed the deep trust of the Russian people in our leader and in the current domestic and foreign policy," added Lavrov, RIA Novosti reported.

The head of Russian diplomacy arrived on Monday for a two-day visit to China.

Beijing and Moscow have intensified economic cooperation and diplomatic contacts in recent years, and their strategic partnership was further strengthened after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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