Lavrov starts his visit to China
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in China on Monday, starting a two-day visit to the country at the invitation of Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
The ministers will discuss bilateral cooperation, including during the pandemic, communication at the highest levels.
Besides, the diplomats will exchange views on regional and international issues and address cooperation within multilateral formats, including the UN, BRICS, SCO and others.
The diplomats are expected to adopt a joint statement on global governance in modern conditions and sign the plan of bilateral inter-ministerial consultations for this year.
Earlier, in an interview with the Chinese mass media Lavrov said that Russia is convinced that the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation with China will be automatically extended for five years in 2022.