Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's statement regarding Sino-African relations in Harare on Thursday. A journalist asked Lavrov to comment on Tillerson's statement about the threat to the economic and political stability of African countries caused by their relations with China. The Russian Foreign Minister said that «it is not quite... Еще appropriate» to talk about the relations of the host country with other countries in «such a negative manner.» «I didn't know that Rex Tillerson is a specialist on Sino-African relations,» he added. Lavrov began his tour of Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Ethiopia on Monday. He will be using the trip to discuss ways of fighting militancy and boosting economic cooperation.