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22 October, Thursday

The world needs cooperation - Russian Foreign Minister

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Unfortunately today, in various regions of the world, armed conflicts continue to rage, said Sergey Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, Sputnik reports. 

Touching upon the international cooperation during the speech at the high-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, Lavrov said that attempts to revise history and downplay the role of peoples who made a definitive contribution to the victory over Nazism are absurd. Lavrov said that the lessons of history must be remembered.

"Unfortunately today, in various regions of the world, armed conflicts continue to rage. Added to them are the acute threats of our time: international terrorism, drug and cybercrime, climate change. This year another grim challenge was added to the list - the coronavirus pandemic, which has provoked serious crisis phenomena in the socio-economic and other spheres," Lavrov said.

Russian Forieng Minister underscored that the growing divisions are biggest obstacle to resolve global challenges, adding that attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of countries, using unilateral sanctions in violation of UN Security Council prerogatives, manifestations of intolerance rae unacceptable. 

According to the Russian foreign minister, the UN must remain an effective structure conducting work strictly in accordance with its charter.

"UN bodies should not overlap or become too vague and the UN should take into account the experience of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and other regional organizations," Lavrov noted. 

"One of the main priorities of the world community should be resolving conflicts through peaceful, diplomatic means; fighting terrorism and organized crime, preventing the use of chemical and biological weapons by terrorists and ensuring that space is used for peaceful purposes only," he said. 

"Attempts to weaken arms control mechanisms should be countered and the process of decolonization should be wrapped up as soon as possible," he added. 

The Russian foreign minister has also stressed the importance of the UN platform providing all the necessary conditions to resolve all common issues, relying on dialogue and mutual respect for state interests.

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