Beijing, China - Peoples Republic of
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER IVANOV TOASTS HIS CHINESE COUNTERPART TANG
JIAXUAN IN BEIJING.
Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov (L) toasts Chinese Foreign
Minister Tang Jiaxuan (R) after they signed an agreement following the
Shanghai Cooperation Organisation meeting in Beijing January 7, 2002.
China, Russia and four Central Asian states held ministerial talks in
China's capital aimed at reviving the profile of a regional forum whose
influence has waned in the shadow of the U.S.-led war on terrorism.