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Russia, China team up against attempts to break international law — Lavrov

April 13, 23:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that "Russian-Chinese cooperation has a sobering effect on those who push ahead with illegal methods of solving international problems"

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. Moscow and Beijing have joined efforts at the United Nations Security Council counteracting attempts to break international law, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday in his address to the 27th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

"Our partnership with Beijing is not just an example of a mutually beneficial and comprehensive relationship. Russian-Chinese cooperation has a sobering effect on those who push ahead with illegal methods of solving international problems," Lavrov said.

"It happened at the UN Security Council during the discussion of the Syrian scenario when unilateral, unlawful resolutions were submitted. It happened recently when our countries both vetoed the US-drafted resolution on Venezuela, which went beyond all imaginable and unimaginable norms of international law and basic diplomatic ethics," he added.

The foreign minister referred to the Russian-Chinese road map seeking to resolve the crisis on the Korean Peninsula as a good example of joint work.

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