Russia ensuring rights of workers at FIFA World Cup construction sites — officialSport May 26, 3:08
Russian emergencies minister arrives in flood-hit southern RussiaWorld May 26, 2:56
NATO to join anti-IS coalition but unlikely to engage in combat — chiefWorld May 26, 0:23
Son of LUKOIL corporation co-owner tops list of Russia's richest legateesBusiness & Economy May 26, 0:23
Russian Foreign Ministry: OPCW not rushing to investigate chemical incident in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 21:28
Russia’s legendary barque Kruzenshtern calls at Belgian portSociety & Culture May 25, 20:26
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to develop cooperation outside Vienna agreementBusiness & Economy May 25, 19:44
Russia squared-off with Western media blitz to smear World Cup preparationsSport May 25, 19:35
NATO seeks to continue and expand dialogue with RussiaWorld May 25, 19:01
UNITED NATIONS, July 8. /TASS/. Cooperation with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will help Russia to create the country’s positive perception in the world and develop friendly ties with the recipient counties, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told reporters on Tuesday. He noted that Moscow was going to make the most of the potential of Russian producers during the implementation of joint projects.
Gatilov recalled that an agreement on setting up the $25 million Russia-UNDP trust fund had been signed on June 11 in Moscow.
"The conclusion of these agreements marked the transition of Russia’s cooperation with the UNDP to the dimension of strategic partnership," Gatilov said. He added that the two sides had accumulated the "substantial experience of cooperation" on the projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Armenia and Belarus, as well as on providing humanitarian assistance to Syria, the Philippines, Cuba and Pakistan. The CIS member-countries will be a priority for Russia during the implementation of future trust fund programs, the diplomat noted.
"Thanks to cooperation with the UNDP Russia received an additional opportunity to develop friendly ties with the recipient countries and shape the positive perception of our country in the world. The potential of Russian producers will be used during the implementation of joint projects," Gatilov said. He added that Moscow hoped "to promote the Russian language and the national education system.".