MOSCOW, October 24. /TASS/. Moscow appreciates the Islamic world’s independence in the current international situation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with Organization of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha on Monday.
"We appreciate the fact that in today’s difficult international situation, complicated by the unilateral actions of Western countries, the Islamic world does not sacrifice its independence and remains committed to the principle of the sovereign equality of states and the development of international relations based on international law and respect for the world’s civilizational and cultural diversity," the Russian top diplomat noted.
Lavrov emphasized that those principles were crucial for efforts to effectively fight terrorism and resolve global problems.