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Russia says US Indo-Pacific strategy is to contain China

Added 01-15-20 03:03:01am EST - “Russia on Wednesday criticized the United States for introducing a new Indo-Pacific concept it said was aimed at containing China.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Russia says US Indo-Pacific strategy is to contain China”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NEW DELHI (AP) - Russia on Wednesday criticized the United States for introducing a new Indo-Pacific concept it said was aimed at containing China.

Addressing a global conference in the Indian capital to discuss the most challenging issues facing the world community, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Asia-Pacific cooperation until now was centered on Southeast Asia.

The Indo-Pacific concept being pushed by the United States, Japan and others was to reconfigure the existing structure, he said.

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“Why do you need to call Asia-Pacific as Indo-Pacific? The answer is evident - to exclude China. Terminology should be unifying, not divisive,” Lavrov said.

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