Russia intends to develop its ties with China in all areas as the two nations share common goals and approaches, and the current historical moment has all prerequisites for this program, Russian Foreign Minister writes in a fresh newspaper article.

“Here in Russia, we are persistently aiming at further realization of the potential of the [Russia-China Friendship and Cooperation] Treaty, at deepening of our ties with China on a wide variety of directions. All necessary prerequisites for this already exist, these are the political will, the economic feasibility and matching priorities in the international politics,” Sergey Lavrov wrote in the article published by the Renmin Ribao daily on the 15th anniversary of the signing of the treaty.