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MOSCOW, May 7 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin has instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to continue the legally binding efforts on developing Russian borders, including the continental shelf.
The Foreign Ministry “should continue the work to make up the frontiers of the Russian Federation, including the boundaries of the continental shelf, and the delimitation of maritime areas subject to observing Russia’s national interests, primarily in the fields of security and the economy, in order to strengthen confidence-building measures and cooperation with adjacent countries”, Putin said in a decree, “On Measures to Implement Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation”, on Monday.
The president also instructed the Foreign Ministry “to pursue a constructive policy to enhance multifaceted cooperation in the Arctic region by respecting sovereignty and jurisdiction of Arctic states”.