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China assures Russia it remains ‘impartial’ on war in Ukraine

After the peace talks in Saudi Arabia, the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs told Lavrov about his "impartiality" on the war in Ukraine, and noted that China and the Russian Federation are "true and reliable friends and partners". 

China assures Russia it remains ‘impartial’ on war in Ukraine
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China’s top diplomat Wang Yi told his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov that Beijing remains “impartial” on the war in Ukraine, a day after a Chinese delegation participated in international talks on ending the conflict, writes CNN.

In a call Monday, Wang stressed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that China and Russia are “trustworthy and reliable good friends and partners.” The war started by Russia in Ukraine was called the "Ukrainian crisis" by a Chinese diplomat.

"On the Ukraine crisis, China will uphold an independent and impartial position, sound an objective and rational voice, actively promote peace talks, and strive to seek a political solution on any international multilateral occasion," Wang said, according to a readout of the call released by China’s Foreign Ministry.

The call followed two-day talks hosted by Saudi Arabia, where around 40 nations including key Ukraine allies the United States, Britain and Germany, as well as India and a number of Middle Eastern nations, met to discuss the resolution of the conflict.

The Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called China's participation in Saudi Arabian peace talks a historic victory. The minister noted that this was achieved due to the support and good relations with of the leadership of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Salman. 

Russia was not invited to the summit. 

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