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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.".