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MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. Forcing on peoples, including by military means, transformations foreign to them will only aggravate chaos and tensions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday at the 13th annual session of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations".
"Today, at the stage of deep changes connected with forming a polycentric world order, comprehending key tendencies of global development, looking for effective responses to common challenges, become especially relevant," Lavrov said.
"Many modern threats, including an unprecedented upsurge of terrorism and extremism in the Middle East and North Africa, can be effectively countered only together, relying on principles of international law and UN potential - the universal mechanism of maintaining global peace and security, of coordinating the actions of the international community," he added.
"Promoting questionable projects of geopolitical engineering, organizing ‘color revolutions’, exporting democracy, forcing on peoples, including by military means, recipes of changes foreign to them will only aggravate chaos and tensions," Lavrov said.
"We consistently proceed from the fact that prosperous future of humanity is not possible without recognizing the diversity of the modern world, without partnership between leading world cultures, religions and civilizations," the foreign minister said. "As President Vladimir Putin said in his speech at the 70th session of UN General Assembly, we are all different, and that should be treated with respect," he stressed.
"We will continue facilitating freedom of choice for all peoples, uniting efforts in the interests of searching for answers to common challenges," Lavrov added.