Putin keeps emphasizing respect for every country’s sovereignty — KremlinRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 12:44
Human rights ombudsperson says 18 cases opened over missing people in ChechnyaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 12:27
Maduro calls Trump 'new Hitler' after his remarks about Venezuela in UN speechWorld September 20, 12:22
Defense Ministry test-launches RS-24 missile towards Kura proving groundMilitary & Defense September 20, 12:12
Suspects detained after cars set ablaze outside office of Mathilda director’s lawyerSociety & Culture September 20, 11:55
Russian tennis star Sharapova ready to compete at Tokyo 2020 OlympicsSport September 20, 11:33
Lavrov blasts 'fake' claims of Russian meddling in EU elections as ‘waste of time’Russian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 11:11
Russian emergencies minister offers assistance to Mexico after devastating quakeRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 10:58
Chinese missile frigate to be open for public in VladivostokMilitary & Defense September 20, 10:41
MOSCOW, June 23. /TASS/. Northern Europe does not need division lines or artificial fanning of tensions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in a message of greeting to the international conference Historical Past and Outlook for the Future in Russia and the Nordic Countries. The text of the message is available on the Foreign Ministry’s website.
"Russia systematically works for preserving Northern Europe as a space of neighborliness, partnership and mutually beneficial cooperation," Lavrov said. "We are certain that it is in our common interests to step up cooperation in overcoming various challenges with reliance on international law and the principle of equitable and indivisible security."
"The region does not need division lines or artificial fanning of tensions," he said.
"I expect that the conference will make a useful contribution to maintaining trust and mutual understanding between Russia and the Nordic countries and help enhance international humanitarian cooperation," Lavrov said.