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Chinese, Russian FMs discuss Korean Peninsula


08:40, December 21, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 20 (Xinhua) -- Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday discussed the passing of Kim Jong Il, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and the current situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Speaking by phone with Lavrov, Yang said safeguarding peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula serves the common interests of all parties and China is ready to work with Russia toward that end.

Lavrov said Russia will continue close communications and coordination with China to maintain the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Meanwhile, the two ministers also said their countries will further boost the China-Russia comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership in the new year.

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