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Russia FM calls to give up creating new dividing lines

November 30, 2015, 19:07 UTC+3 BRUSSELS
Accordinfg to the minister, the European Union and Russia can reverse the negative trend in bilateral relations
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

© Alexander Scherbak/TASS

BRUSSELS, November 30. /TASS/. Attempts to establish new dividing lines should be given up to fight against terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an address to participant and organizers of the annual European Russian Forum that has opened in the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels on Monday.

"Multiple modern challenges and threats, firstly the unprecedented emergence of international terrorism, demand joining efforts on the firm basis of international rights. Of course, the faulty logic of unilateral actions and attempts to set up new dividing lines should be given up for this," the address read out by Russian Ambassador to EU Vladimir Chizhov said.

EU and Russia can reverse negative trend in bilateral relations

Accordinfg to the minister, the European Union and Russia can reverse the negative trend in bilateral relations.

"The relations between Russia and EU are going through hard times now. However, we are confident that we can reverse the negative trend and return to the path of multifaceted partnership," the address ran.

"Multiple modern challenges and threats, firstly the unprecedented emergence of international terrorism, demand joining efforts on the firm basis of international rights. Of course, the faulty logic of unilateral actions and attempts to set up new dividing lines should be given up for this," Lavrov noted.

Russia supports creating zone of economic cooperation from Atlantic to Pacific

Lavrov pointed out that Russia supports establishing a zone of economic and humanitarian cooperation from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

"We continue to support the future establishment of the zone of economic and humanitarian cooperation from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean based on the architecture of equal and indivisible security," the address said.

Lavrov added that Russia is interested "in the development of constructive cooperation on the principles of equality and consideration of mutual interests with everyone who demonstrates readiness, including with European partners."

"The relations between Russia and EU are going through hard times now. However, we are confident that we can reverse the negative trend and return to the path of multifaceted partnership," the foreign minister continued.

"Multiple modern challenges and threats, firstly the unprecedented emergence of international terrorism, demand joining efforts on the firm basis of international rights. Of course, the faulty logic of unilateral actions and attempts to set up new dividing lines should be given up for this," Lavrov noted.

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