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Lavrov and Chinese foreign Minister discussed the fight against COVID-19

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in a telephone conversation expressed their mutual intention to continue cooperation in the fight against the spread of a new type of coronavirus, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.

"The Ministers expressed their mutual intention to continue close cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, including within the framework of the world health organization and other multilateral formats", - said the Russian depodesta, published at the end of the conversation.

As noted in the foreign Ministry, the conversation of the two Ministers was held "in trust, constructive way." According to estimates by Moscow, he affirmed the unity of approach for all the presented topics, the commitment of Moscow and Beijing to focus on solving the problems on the world stage only through equal dialogue and search of balance of interests on the basis of respect for the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 13.3 million infections, more than 580 thousand people died.

Recent data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.