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MOSCOW, July 1. /TASS/. Elaboration of a new edition of Russia’s foreign policy concept in nearing completion, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday commenting on the results of the Moscow conference of Russian ambassadors and permanent representatives.
The ministry said that the tone of discussions at plenary and panel meetings had been set by the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin who outlined top priorities of further activities of Russian diplomats in conditions of growing crisis tendencies in world.
"The key goal is to protect sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of Russia, to ensure favorable external conditions for gradual development of the domestic economy and improvement of living standards of Russian citizens," the ministry said. "Strenuous efforts are needed to maintain peace and stability on the global arena, to establish fair and democratic world order on the basis of the United Nations Charter and international law."
"The updated edition of Russia’s foreign policy concept, which is nearing completion, is geared towards solving these tasks," the ministry said.