|Wang Yi Speaks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the Phone|
On October 27, 2022, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a phone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Wang Yi said that the 20th CPC National Congress was a united, victorious and future-oriented meeting; Comrade Xi Jinping was unanimously re-elected General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, which fully reflects the common will of the whole Party and people across the country. Wang pointed out that the establishment of Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the Party Central Committee and in the Party as a whole and the establishment of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as the guiding ideology to be adhered to over the long term will provide the most fundamental political guarantee for China to successfully advance Chinese modernization and realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. Wang pointed out that General Secretary Xi Jinping stressed at the Congress that it is imperative that all of us in the Party never forget our original aspiration and founding mission, that we always stay modest, prudent, and hard-working, and that we have the courage and ability to carry on our fight -- this is the most important inspiration gained from the historical experience of China's revolution and construction; it is not only a requirement for the more than 96 million Party members, but also a call to the people across the country.
Wang Yi said that the fact that President Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to General Secretary Xi Jinping right after the 20th CPC National Congress has reflected the high-level mutual trust and firm mutual support between China and Russia. China will also firmly support Russia in rallying and leading the Russian people under the leadership of President Putin to achieve strategic development goals against all the odds and disturbance, and to further establish Russia's status as a major country on the international stage. Wang noted that both China and Russia are fully entitled to seeking its own development and revitalization, and this is fully consistent with the trend of the times. Any attempt to hold back the progress of China and Russia will end up in failure. China is ready to further deepen exchanges with Russia at all levels, and take China-Russia relations and cooperation in various fields to a higher level, so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and peoples, and contribute more elements of stability to the unstable world.
Lavrov extended warm congratulations on the complete success of the 20th CPC National Congress and General Secretary Xi Jinping's re-election. He said that the 20th CPC National Congress is an important event for the world, and will surely lead China to the successful attainment of the goal of national rejuvenation. Russia is ready to increase engagements with China at all levels, and deepen cooperation in multilateral settings, to jointly safeguard peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific and the world at large.
The two sides also exchanged views on the Ukraine issue and international and regional issues of mutual interest and concern.