OREANDA-NEWS. The Chinese authorities are interested in the early restoration of regular flights with the Russian Federation and are ready to facilitate this process by joining forces with the Russian side. This is stated in a statement by the press service of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday to the Russian media.

"China expects that the world epidemic situation will normalize as soon as possible so that, with strict observance of the requirements of epidemic control, we can join forces with Russia to systematically restore regular contacts between the citizens of our countries", the document says. "Some Russian airlines that have the license and satisfy the requirements of the Chinese side regarding measures to counteract the coronavirus, they can already choose one of the air harbors of China".

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China clarified that for now, air carriers will carry out only one flight a week on a single route to one of the Chinese settlements included in the list of cities that are officially open for international air traffic.