Russia Says Working On China Ties, Slams West's "Dictator's Position"

Russia's Foreign Minister Lavrov said, "If they (the West) want to offer something in terms of resuming relations, then we will seriously consider whether we will need it or not."

Russia Says Working On China Ties, Slams West's 'Dictator's Position'

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow's goal now is to further develop ties with China.

Russia's Foreign Minister said on Monday that Moscow will consider offers of re-establishing ties with the West and think whether that is needed, but will focus on developing ties with China.

"If they (the West) want to offer something in terms of resuming relations, then we will seriously consider whether we will need it or not," Lavrov said in a speech, according to a transcript on the foreign ministry's website.

He also said Moscow's goal now is to further develop ties with China.

"Now that the West has taken a 'dictator's position', our economic ties with China will grow even faster," Lavrov said.

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