Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Russia and met with Foreign Minister Lavrov, and coordination for the Sino-Russian summit meeting is believed to have been made.
Meanwhile, in the United States, Secretary of State Blinken and Chinese Vice President Han Zheng have met, and the United States, China, and Russia have each intensified diplomatic bargaining.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Moscow, the capital of Russia, on June 18 and held talks with Foreign Minister Lavrov.
At the beginning of the meeting, Foreign Minister Wang stated, "The more severe the countercurrent of hegemonism and confrontation between camps, the more we must demonstrate the behavior of major powers and fulfill our international responsibilities," and expressed his intention to further deepen cooperation with Russia with the United States in mind.
In response, Minister Lavrov stated, "Cooperation between China and Russia is important to ensure justice in the world situation," and emphasized Japan's stance of strengthening cooperation with China to counter the deepening confrontation between Europe and the United States in the situation in Ukraine.
During the meeting, it is believed that views were exchanged on the situation in Ukraine, and Foreign Minister Lavrov may have explained the summit meeting between President Putin and North Korean General Secretary Kim Jong-un in the Russian Far East earlier.
In addition, President Putin is expected to attend the international forum of the "One Belt, One Road" mega-economic zone initiative to be held in China in October at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, and coordination for the China-Russia summit meeting is also believed to have been made.
On the other hand, in New York, Secretary of State Blinken and Chinese Vice President Han Zheng may have met to discuss the realization of a U.S.-China summit meeting on the sidelines of the APEC = Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit to be held in the United States in November.
From the 10th to the 11th of this month, National Security Advisor Sullivan and Foreign Minister Wang met at the White House, and the United States, China, and Russia are each engaged in diplomatic bargaining.