Activists in Berlin stage picket condemning Obama’s foreign policyWorld January 19, 21:17
Russian regulator promises to respond to any US restrictions of RT channelRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 21:09
FIFA: Over 82,400 ticket requests applied globally for 2017 Confederations Cup in RussiaSport January 19, 20:17
Russia stands for developing legal tool to fight cyber hooliganismRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 19, 20:00
Russia is developing advanced hypersonic weapons — ministryMilitary & Defense January 19, 19:50
Former USSR leader receives Lithuanian court’s summons as witness in case over 1991 eventsWorld January 19, 19:29
FIDE chief says he plans to seek US entry after President-elect Trump’s inaugurationSport January 19, 18:56
Russian economy minister: Results of 2016 demonstrated adjustment to cheap oil, sanctionsBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:44
Russia ready to welcome Trump at economic forum in St. Petersburg — first deputy PMBusiness & Economy January 19, 18:29
MOSCOW, October 2. /TASS/. Venezuela plays the role of co-author in the majority of Russian initiatives proposed at the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Venezuelan state television.
The minister said that Venezuela was currently among the countries, which Russia was actively and consistently developing strategic partnership with.
"We have a lot of economic projects in the spheres of energy and high technologies, in humanitarian sphere, in living housing construction and we also enjoy significant cooperation in the military and technical sphere, which is also successfully developing," Lavrov said.
The foreign minister also said that Moscow and Caracas were very close allies on the international arena.
"This year and the next year of 2016 Venezuela is a member of the UN Security Council," Lavrov said. "We enjoy close coordination in the Security Council. Venezuela is the co-author of the majority of our [Russian] initiatives in the UN General Assembly."
"I would like to particularly underline our joint work on the promotion of principles of cooperation and strengthening of trust in space as well as provision of international information security, so that nobody would abuse its powers in the sphere of information and telecommunications," he said.
"Together with Venezuela we closely cooperate in the sphere of human rights protection," Lavrov said. "Russia, Venezuela, China and other countries in the UN Security Council stick to the consistent policy of depoliticizing the sphere of human rights, to provide an equal and mutually-respected dialogue on any concern, which arises on the issues of human rights protection in any given country, and to provide main freedoms," he said.
"But in this regard we have to overcome biased approach and double standards of our western partners," Lavrov said. "However, I reiterate that we have powerful and unified enough group of like-minded and it includes us [Russia] with Venezuela, China and a number of other countries.".