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China hopes the West will respond positively to Lavrov’s words about negotiations on Ukraine

Geng Shuang

Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN Geng Shuang

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China drew attention to the statement of the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov about Moscow’s readiness for negotiations on Ukraine. This was stated by Deputy Permanent Representative of China to the UN Geng Shuang.

“We hope that the relevant parties will respond positively and everyone will be able to meet in the middle of the road to open the way for dialogue and negotiations as soon as possible,” he stressed at a meeting of the UN Security Council. About it informs TASS on Sunday, October 31st.

Shuang also spoke about the suspension of Russia’s participation in the “grain deal” due to Kyiv’s attack on the Sevastopol raid in the Black Sea. He expressed hope that the parties would make efforts to restore mutual trust and be able to find a solution.

The day before, Lavrov said that the leadership of the Russian Federation, including the president of the country, is still ready for negotiations on Ukraine. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry said that this position of Moscow remains unchanged. According to him, the Russian Federation will always be ready to listen to the proposals of Western partners to reduce tensions. If a will do realistic proposals based on the principles of respect for each other’s interests will not be up to Russia, Lavrov drew attention.

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