China says friendship with Russia is ‘rock solid’

March 7, 2022 - 4:15 PM
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi appears on a screen as he delivers a speech at the opening of a session of the UN Human Rights Council, following the Russian invasion in Ukraine, in Geneva, Switzerland February 28, 2022. (Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via Reuters)

 China‘s friendship with Russia is “rock solid” and the prospects for cooperation are very broad, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Cooperation between the two countries brings benefits and well-being to the two peoples, he told his annual news conference on the sidelines of China‘s annual meeting of parliament.

—Reporting by Ryan Woo; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Tom Hogue