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Foreign intervention destabilizes sovereign countries, fuels conflict potential — Lavrov

February 02, 2015, 15:02 UTC+3 BEIJING
Lavrov remarked that the trust-building dialogue among Russia, India and China was not only an effective instrument of developing bilateral relations, but also a major factor of international politics
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Sergey Lavrov

Sergey Lavrov

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BEIJING, February 2. /TASS/. Intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states not only destabilizes entire countries, but also fuels the conflict potential in international relations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the opening of a ministerial meeting of Russia, India and China on Monday.

"Of late we were able to see again that intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states, including the use of radical forces for this purpose, not only destabilizes entire countries, but also fuels the conflict potential in international relations," Lavrov said. "I would like to use our meeting for maintaining the objective process of forming a polycentric world order, reflecting the civilizational diversity of the modern world," he said.

Lavrov remarked that the trust-building dialogue among Russia, India and China was not only an effective instrument of developing bilateral relations, but also a major factor of international politics.

The positions of Russia, India and China on cooperation in modern conditions are close or coincide, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after a ministerial meeting in the trilateral format on Monday.

"It has been confirmed that the positions of Russia, India and China on the situation in the world and the ways of further development of trilateral cooperation in modern conditions coincide or are close," Lavrov said.

"We have gathered at a no simple moment, when the world is getting ever less safe and predictable. Risks and instability are soaring," he added.

"This is very sad, because in the modern world not a single state or a group of states has the resources sufficient for effectively addressing key global problems on its own.

The Russian foreign minister also said the United Nations has a key role in building cooperation on global problems.

Russia is grateful to India and China for the understanding of Moscow's position on the resolution of the Ukrainian conflict, Sergey Lavrov went on to say.

"Our final communique highlights the necessity to resume peace talks between the Ukrainian [conflicting] sides as soon as possible and to ensure inclusive dialogue in order to prevent further escalations of tensions," Lavrov said.

The foreign ministers of Russia, China and India urged all parties to the Ukrainian conflict to stick to the Minsk peace agreements, reached in the Belarussian capital in September.

"The foreign ministers of the three countries have called on all parties to the Ukrainian internal conflict to exercise restraint and adhere to the Minsk agreements," Foreign Minister Lavrov said, referring to the text of the final communique.

 

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