Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic Wednesday in Beijing.

Wang said that China and Serbia are like minded brothers who stick with each other through thick and thin, good partners in jointly promoting the Belt & Road Initiative and good friends in advancing China-Europe cooperation.

He called on both sides to uphold the open and inclusive multilateralism, oppose any kind of bullying, and work together with the international society to build a community of shared future for mankind.

Noting that the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries has been operating at a high level, Dacic said the novel coronavirus epidemic has not affected bilateral pragmatic cooperation in all fields.

The Serbian side openly and firmly supports the one-China principle, as well as China’s core interests and major concerns on Taiwan, Xinjiang and Hong Kong issues, he said.