MOSCOW, September 13. /TASS/. Nations that have over 80% of the global population living within their borders share Moscow’s foreign policy line, Russia’s top diplomat Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Trud newspaper.
"The overwhelming majority of countries that make up over 80% of the worldwide population are receptive to [Russia’s] international political steps, support [Russia’s] approaches to the key problems of today’s world," he said, adding that Western countries, with whom Russia still has a difficult relationship, represent a small part of the global community.
The chief diplomat noted that Russia as an important guarantor of international security will continue to facilitate "the strengthening of fair, democratic initiatives in the international life" and for those purposes will "coordinate steps with its allies and adherents" further on.
"We expect [our] Western colleagues, chiefly the US, to understand that it is essential to give up on confrontation logic at some point. That will open up principally new possibilities for us in the fight against modern challenges and threats, the bulk of which are transnational and requires the joint efforts of absolutely all states," the diplomat emphasized.