China's vice foreign minister has met with his counterpart in Russia and exchanged views on bilateral and multilateral cooperation as well as international and regional issues.
Vladimir Makei, who had held his post since 2012, was due to meet his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov next week.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticised Biden's Indo-Pacific strategy at the conclusion of the ASEAN summit, saying the US is attempting to bypass "inclusive structures" for regional co-operation.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was due to meet Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic, his counterpart Nikola Selakovic and Serbian Patriarch Porfirije.
"We understand but we do not appreciate the attempts of France and other EU countries to claim a dominant role in Africa and other regions," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid has hit out at his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov for alleging Adolf Hitler may have "had Jewish blood" and summoned Moscow's ambassador for "clarifications."
Russian top diplomat Lavrov painted a picture of a new world order as he sat down for talks with his Chinese counterpart amid "the changing international situation."
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expresses hope that the meeting “will be a turning point” and an “important step” towards peace and stability.
Russia seeks written assurances that American, European sanctions over Ukraine won't impact its relationship with Iran.
The announcement came after the US issued a public warning for all American citizens in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible, adding Russia could invade Ukraine any day now.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also says the response from the US to Moscow's security demands in exchange for Ukraine de-escalation was "almost an example of diplomatic propriety", while the NATO response was highly "idealised".
Some analysts think Biden’s statement shows a lack of mental health, but others suggest that it could be a way to drag Russia into a difficult war arena in Eastern Europe.
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