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Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during an open lecture on Russia’s current foreign policy, Moscow, 20 October 2014

    
 
 

Mr Nikonov, friends,

First of all, I’d like to thank you for the invitation, which I was very pleased to accept. It’s in our interest to discuss in as much detail as possible the issues that directly affect the Russian people and the national development plans, as well as issues that concern the international situation and the future world order with representatives of various political forces, primarily, the leading party, United Russia.

In many ways, the current international situation is defined by the fact that the world is going through a transition period. We are dealing not just with the beginning of another historical stage, but, it would seem, with a change of eras. Such pivotal moments are usually characterised by a substantial increase in instability and unpredictability in international affairs, which is what we see today in individual regions and globally.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with NTV, 19 October 2014

    
 
 

Question: How would you assess your talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris? Were there any tense moments?

Sergey Lavrov: Our relations have been tense because of the basic issues, which we seriously differ on, but which we have been discussing and trying to settle, and also because of the current situation that has developed for obvious reasons. However, I again sensed that Mr Kerry was willing to search for positive issues that would boost our relations, and also solutions to the issues on which we differ. It’s another mater that the proposals our US partners make are mostly designed to suit their unilateral interests, whereas the proposals we make to our colleagues usually take into account their approaches to the issue at hand and are aimed at finding a balance of interests. This is challenging work that includes, of course, the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa. We are cooperating on the complicated issue of Iran’s nuclear programme, participating in the organisation that was created to resolve the “frozen” issue of the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, and are negotiating all issues that are on the UN Security Council agenda. It’s logical that Ukraine invariably comes up in discussions with all our partners. In short, the issues on the international agenda are very contradictory and call for compromise solutions. We’re ready for this.   Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Opening remarks and answers to media questions by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a news conference following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry and the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, Paris, 14 October 2014

    
 
 

Ladies and gentlemen,

Today, in Paris, we have had talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry and the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius.

With John Kerry we discussed a wide range of issues on the international agenda which were at the forefront of our attention. Of course, we touched on bilateral relations because there are some problems there, including humanitarian problems that have to do with the fate of Russian citizens. The overall conclusion was that we understand that Russia and the US play a special role in global efforts to solve the problems that affect all peoples and states without exception. In a range of cases we can interact more effectively to make the efforts of the entire world community more effective. These are primarily related to the fight against terrorism which is becoming the main threat in large areas of Middle East and North Africa.

The second area we want to see success in international efforts is the fight against the Ebola virus. Russia was among the first countries to send its medical personnel and specialists to Guinea and Sierra Leone where this disease had hit the hardest. We will continue to build up our efforts. We support what other states are doing under the initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 22.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding pre-election controversy in the Republic of Moldova
 
 
 22.10.2014 
 Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with the Youth Public Chamber of Russia, Moscow, 22 October 2014
 
 
 21.10.2014 
 Reply by Alexander Lukashevich, Spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to media question regarding the Der Spiegel publication
 
 
 21.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the statements by Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow
 
 
 21.10.2014 
 Meeting between the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura
 
 
 21.10.2014 
 Introductory remarks by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov before the meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, Moscow, 21 October 2014
 
 
 21.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq
 
 
 20.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the decision of Ukraine to join the EU sanctions to ban the entry of Transnistria leadership into the territory of the European Union
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Address by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the Second Plenary Session of the 10th АSЕМ summit, Europe-Asia Partnership in Addressing Global Matters in an Inter-Connected World, Milan, Italy, 16 October 2014
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Press statement on the Russian-Chinese Interagency Consultations on international Information Security
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in connection with the incorrect publications in the media on the anti-terror cooperation between Russia and the United States in the context of the events in the Middle East
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 On Russia’s involvement in the international efforts to combat Ebola
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Comment by Konstantin Dolgov, Russian Foreign Ministry Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Russia on the attempts to reform the peacekeeping mission in Transnistria
 
 
 16.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Russia on the Situation in the Republic of Madagascar
 
 
 14.10.2014 
 Speech and replies to questions by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with heads of the member companies of the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation, Moscow, 14 October 2014
 
 
 13.10.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Foreign Ministry of Russia on the denial of entry into the Republic of Estonia to Valery Tishkov, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 
 
 13.10.2014 
 Interview by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for a film timed to the 70th anniversary of the Moscow Institute of International Relations (University), 13 October 2014
 
 
 13.10.2014 
 Remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the opening of the 2nd International Forum of MGIMO(U) Graduates, Moscow, 13 October 2014
 
 
 13.10.2014 
 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's remarks at an unveiling ceremony for the Alexander Gorchakov monument, Moscow, 13 October 2014
 
 
 13.10.2014 
 Interview by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with MGIMO Journal on the 70th anniversary of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Moscow, 13 October 2014
 
 
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