AKIPRESS.COM - State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Foreign Ministers in Russia from September 10 to 16 and pay visits to Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a press conference on September 9.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit is an important diplomatic mission that combines both bilateral and multilateral dimensions and covers four friendly neighbors with a view to promoting SCO cooperation and deepening friendly and cooperative relations with the four countries, Zhao Lijian said.
As Russia holds the rotating SCO presidency from 2019 to 2020, China offers its full support for its work. During the upcoming meeting, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will exchange views with his counterparts of other SCO member states on SCO cooperation in various fields and major international and regional issues in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will also hold bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of relevant member states and attend the Russia-India-China foreign ministers' luncheon, he added.
"Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia are all important neighbors. China and Kazakhstan are permanent comprehensive strategic partners, and China, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia are comprehensive strategic partners," the Spokesperson said.
During his visit, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet with leaders of the three countries and hold talks with their foreign ministers to consolidate the traditional friendship, strengthen cooperation in fighting COVID-19, deepen practical cooperation in various fields, promote the high-quality development of Belt and Road Initiative cooperation, and enhance coordination and cooperation in international affairs.