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Moscow and Beijing reject geopolitical games and illegitimate unilateral sanctions, which are used by Western countries more and more often, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday at a joint news conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.
"We reject zero-sum geopolitical games and reject unilateral illegitimate sanctions that our Western colleagues resort to more and more often," he said.
Russia and China consider the United States’ attempts to destroy the international legal architecture relying on military political alliances of the Cold War era to be destructive, Lavrov told, TASS reports.
"We noted the destructive nature of the United States' intentions to undermine the UN-centered international legal architecture relying on military-political alliances of the Cold War era and creating new closed alliances in the same vein," he said.
Russia and China will do everything they can to ensure that bilateral relations between them are not threatened by unfriendly countries, this also applies to trade and mutual settlements, Lavrov told.
"I am certain that we will do our utmost to make sure that they [relations between Russia and China] are safe and are not threatened by those states, which are unfriendly towards our countries. That also applies to the ways of conducting trade, mutual settlements and everything else that makes us stronger," he said.