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Putin expects common sense to prevail amid global tensions

April 11, 18:01 UTC+3

The president says the current global situation causes concern

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MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin expects common sense to prevail amid the current global tensions, as he himself said at a ceremony to receive credentials from foreign ambassadors on Wednesday.

"Indeed, the current global situation cannot but cause concern," Putin said. "The situation in the world is becoming more and more chaotic. Nevertheless, we do hope that common sense will eventually prevail and international relations will get back on constructive track and the entire global system will become more stable and predictable," he added.

According to the Russian president, ambassadors "are entrusted with a very important and responsible mission of facilitating the development of relations with Russia in every possible way, strengthening political dialogue, boosting trade and economic relations, deepening humanitarian and cultural ties and human exchange." "For our part, we are ready to welcome your constructive initiatives, you can count on the support of Russian authorities, state institutions, business circles and the public," Putin added, addressing the ambassadors.

He also said that "today, the role of diplomacy and diplomats is particularly important."

Putin has said that Moscow is committed to constructive dialogue with its foreign partners and will promote a positive agenda.

"As for Russia, it will continue to consistently be committed to strengthening global and regional security and stability and fully comply with its international obligations, build constructive cooperation with partners based on respect relying on international legal norms and the UN Charter," the Russian leader said.

"We will promote a positive, forward-looking agenda, work to ensure sustainable development, well-being and prosperity of humanity," he said.

"Diplomacy has a good scope of work aimed at developing optimal solutions relying on the balance of different interests," the Russian president noted. According to Putin, "diplomats are called upon to facilitate the joint search for answers to large-scale challenges and threats, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, organized crime, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and climate change."

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