China willing to deepen relationship with Russia, says senior diplomat

World leaders address the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is willing to deepen its relationship with Russia in all levels and any attempt to block the progress of the two nations will never succeed, China's senior diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday.

It is the legitimate right of China and Russia to realise their development and revitalisation, Wang Yi said in a telephone call with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, according to the statement posted on China's foreign ministry.

(Reporting by Twinnie Siu and Ryan Woo; Editing by Toby Chopra)