Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov held talks in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday on such topics as China's disaster relief in quake-hit areas, Olympics and bilateral relations.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (L2) talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov (R) during their meeting in Jekaterinburg of Russia, May 14, 2008.
China appreciates Russia for its humanitarian aid which has been sent to Chengdu, capital of the quake-hit southwest province of Sichuan on Wednesday, Yang said.
Russia on Wednesday delivered the second batch of humanitarian aid to China, as part of offers by President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The earthquake, with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale, rocked southwestern China, centering in Sichuan province, Monday afternoon, claiming nearly 15,000 lives.
Chinese rescuers including tens of thousands of troops have rushed to the mountainous region to help the victims out of the debris.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi (L) attends a joint news conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov after their meeting in Jekaterinburg of Russia, May 14, 2008.