“We expect that during this meeting we will be able to discuss the main ways to ensure that our relationship and rivalry does not result in miscalculations and confrontation,” a representative of the department said during a telephone briefing.

His words are reported by RIA Novosti.

Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said that China calls on NATO not to spread false information about China and stop trying to unleash a new round of the Cold War.

The diplomat stressed that in recent years, the countries of the alliance "ran to the Asia-Pacific region" to show their strength.

According to him, these actions lead to the resistance of the Asia-Pacific countries and the international community.

At the end of May, the Italian representative to NATO, Francesco Maria Talo, announced that the status of Russia would be changed in the new strategic concept of the alliance, and China would also be added to it.