China, Russia, Mongolia to strengthen coordination in intl, regional affairs: Chinese Vice FM
Published: Aug 31, 2022 01:27 AM


Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu on Tuesday attended a virtual meeting with deputy foreign ministers of Russia and Mongolia, in which they agreed to further strengthen mutual coordination.

Ma spoke highly of the progress the three sides have made since the fifth trilateral meeting of the heads of state of China, Russia and Mongolia. Ma said progress had been seen in the sectors of politics, economy and trade, anti-pandemic efforts, humanities, international cooperation and other fields, according to China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The fifth trilateral meeting was held in June 2019, in which leaders from the three sides pledged to strengthen trilateral cooperation.

Ma said that the three sides should fully implement the important consensus reached by the heads of the three countries, actively push forward the Mid-term Roadmap for Development of Trilateral Cooperation among China, Russia and Mongolia, and work on construction of the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor.

The three sides should also explore and foster new growth sectors for trilateral cooperation, strengthen coordination and cooperation in international and regional affairs, and achieve common development, according to Ma.

Russia and Mongolia fully acknowledge the positive results achieved in trilateral cooperation during recent years and they are willing to step up coordination and work together to achieve more results in trilateral cooperation. They also exchanged opinions on key areas for cooperation in the next phase.

China, Russia and Mongolia inked a development plan on June 23, 2016 to build an economic corridor linking the three neighbors, pledging to boost transportation connectivity and economic cooperation in border regions.