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MOSCOW, February 26 /TASS/. Russia is truly interested in a consolidated Islamic world and appreciates a role played by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to ensure this unity , Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday in the wake of the talks with a visiting delegation of the Organization’s ministerial contact group on Palestine and East Jerusalem.
"We see eye-to-eye with our Arab, Islamic partners on many international relations issues", Lavrov said, stressing the unanimity of opinion in the need to secure a democratic international system, supremacy of international law without any double standards.
"Our cooperation is in harmony with an ongoing trend to create a polycentric world, with the Islamic world being one of its centers", Lavrov said. "We are confident that the emergence of new centers in the international system will ensure its sustainability", he added.
"We are sincerely interested in a united Islamic world. We appreciate a huge role played by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation designed to ensure the unity of all Muslims. We are content with our cooperation, which has bright prospects and has already achieved big results", the Russian foreign minister said.
"We are convinced that building successful international relations can only be achieved by keeping up the dialogue based on mutual respect, taking into account the lawful interests of partners on the international arena, abandoning double standards and acting on one’s word. Russia and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are unanimous in that", Lavrov added.