September 18, 2017 / 5:35 PM / in a year

Russia, China agree North Korea, Syria crises should be resolved by diplomacy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia and China agreed that the North Korean and Syrian crises should be resolved by diplomatic means, Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R, back), Chinese President Xi Jinping (L), Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (R, front) and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/Files

It said that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counter-part, Wang Yi, discussed the crises during the United Nations General Assembly.

writing by Denis Pinchuk

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