In his speech at the Diplomats’ Day in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emphasized that there are international forces whose declared goal is the destruction of Russia. However, it is clear that Moscow will hold out, said Lavrov.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov delivered a speech in Moscow on Friday to mark the diplomatic holiday, established by the Russian President’s Decree in 2002 and celebrated on February 10. At all times, the foreign service had served the fatherland sacredly, he said. The diplomats conscientiously carried out the tasks assigned to them in the interests of the Russian people.
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The great predecessors are not only remembered in Moscow today, but also abroad, where they were buried. According to Lavrov, the 225th birthday of the Chancellor of the Russian Empire and diplomat, Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov, will be celebrated in Russia this year. He always assumed that foreign policy activities should aim to create the most favorable external conditions for the country’s internal development. The Foreign Minister stated that this thesis is more relevant today than ever. And further:
“Those who are trying to control the entire international agenda, world economic relations and all international politics, who have decided to inflict a strategic defeat on Russia and adopt the sad experiences of Napoleon and Hitler, openly declare the goal of destroying Russia or so to weaken as much as possible.”
The calls to dismember the country were getting louder, it said. Lavrov emphasized:
“It is clear that we will not only persevere, but will emerge from this confrontation even stronger than before, believing in the need to build international relations on a fair and equitable basis, as dictated by the United Nations Charter.”
Western countries are currently attempting to subvert this document by imposing their own “rules” on the world rather than international law in universal application. Russia’s foreign minister added:
“We will strive for the formation of such a multipolar system, which will create equal external conditions for the development of everyone, including our country.”
It is important that Russia is supported in its efforts by many allies and like-minded people, it said. In this context, Lavrov mentioned the BRICS countries, but also partners in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). There are also numerous countries on the African continent, in Asia, in the Pacific, in Latin America and in the Caribbean. The union state of Russia and Belarus also has huge untapped potential. Russia’s foreign minister emphasized:
“This is precisely the world majority that is interested in justice. I am sure that everyone will defend this justice and democratize international relations to the best of their ability.”
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