Ukraine’s Savchenko says wants to run for president in 2019World May 25, 3:38
Putin venerates St Nicholas's relics in Cathedral of the SaviorSociety & Culture May 24, 21:53
Putin points out Russia’s good relations with EgyptRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 21:30
Ukraine names conditions for Minsk accords' political part implementationWorld May 24, 20:44
Blaze-stricken Siberian areas expecting downpours that may quash firesSociety & Culture May 24, 19:45
Contact Group on Ukraine proposes more areas of disengagementWorld May 24, 19:39
Russian Emergencies Ministry says over 70 homes burn down in SiberiaSociety & Culture May 24, 18:49
International Chekhov Theater festival opens its doors for 13th time in MoscowSociety & Culture May 24, 18:44
Putin decorates commandoes for two-day face-to-face clash with militants in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 24, 18:31
TUNIS, October 5. /TASS/. The director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies spoke on Tuesday at the Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies, focusing on topical regional and international issues and stating Russia’s return to the Arab world.
"Russia has returned to the Arab world, precisely returned, and we are ready for cooperation," Leonid Reshetnikov said.
"We believe that as of the present day, most promising directions for Russia in the development of foreign policy are Asia, the Middle East, Maghreb, Africa and Latin America," the expert said.
Focusing on the Syrian conflict, he said "Russia and the US have different aims in Syria. We want to see that peace returns to the country, while the US seeks an overthrow of Bashar al-Assad’s regime".
Commenting on developments in Libya, the director said "in connection with efficient joint actions of the Russian Aerospace Force and the Syrian army, a big number of terrorists, who understand they will hardly win in Syria, are moving to Libya, where the situation is already difficult and such developments can sharply worsen it".
In his speech, Reshetnikov focused on main directions of Russia’s policy in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as on the global arena, on conflicts in Syria, Libya and in Ukraine, as well as on positions of the United States and the European Union on these issues.