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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address and answers to questions from students and attendees of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, February 27, 2015

    
 
 

Mr Bazhanov,

ladies and gentlemen,

I am glad once again to visit the “old building by the Moskva River” that is closely associated with my years of study and youth.

Last September we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Participants in the event spoke at length about the achievements that the academy can be proud of. It is one of the leading centres of the comprehensive study of international relations and remains on par with MGIMO University, a talent foundry for our ministry on Smolenskaya Square. Numerous upgrading programmes of the Academy remain popular with the Foreign Ministry employees, including the future heads of Russian offices and missions abroad.

International relations are now going through a difficult transitional period. A few days ago, on February 23, the UN Security Council conducted debates on the need to confirm commitment to the goals and principles of the UN Charter with a view to maintaining peace and security: a topical issue. This issue again revealed different approaches to ensuring stability and security in global affairs.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions from the media during a news conference after talks with the delegation of the OIC Ministerial Contact Group on Palestine and East Jerusalem, Moscow, February 26, 2015

    
 
 

Ladies and gentlemen,

Yesterday and today we held talks with the delegation of the Ministerial Contact Group on Palestine and East Jerusalem of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) headed by Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry.

Russia is consistently developing dialogue with OIC. Since 2005, our country has had an observer status in this high-profile Organisation. We are interested in expanding cooperation and strengthening friendly ties with our partners in the Islamic world.

Today’s meeting was held against the background of a deteriorating situation on the Palestinian track of the Middle East peace process and in Palestinian territories, as well as the worsening crisis in Jerusalem, a holy site to three world religions. Members of the OIC delegation informed us of the incidents related to holy sites and the persisting illegal settlement-building practices in East Jerusalem.

Russia and the OIC reiterated their principled position regarding the need to find a comprehensive and fair solution to the Palestinian issue within the existing international legal framework. We support the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people to establish an independent, viable and integral Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, which would live in peace and security with all its neighbours.   Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comment for the media on the results of a Normandy format meeting, Paris, February 24, 2015

    
 
 

We have completed a meeting of the foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine. It was held to discuss the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which the leaders of the Normandy Four countries coordinated on February 12 and which instructed their foreign ministers to jointly develop a monitoring mechanism for these agreements.

This issue was at the focus of our meeting. We did not plan to sign a joint document, because the February 12 Minsk agreements, the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements and the declaration signed by our leaders in Minsk, set out exhaustively everything that needs to be done.

Following our consultations today, our host, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, told the media about the main results of this meeting. Overall, his statement gives an objective picture of our discussions. The key priority is to consolidate the ceasefire. My partners have admitted that the situation has greatly improved. At the same time, OSCE observers have reported sporadic violations. We urge the sides to complete this process as efficiently as possible.   Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 27.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the destruction of historical artefacts by ISIS terrorists in Mosul, Iraq
 
 
 27.02.2015 
 Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a media question concerning a statement by NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove
 
 
 27.02.2015 
 Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich answers questions from Gazeta.ru, February 26, 2015
 
 
 27.02.2015 
 Press release on changes to travel regulations for Russian citizens visiting Ukraine
 
 
 26.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó
 
 
 26.02.2015 
 Press release on Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini
 
 
 26.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the delegation of the OIC Ministerial Contact Group on Palestine and East Jerusalem
 
 
 26.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the detention of the Russian vessel MV Sevastopol in India
 
 
 26.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the OSCE’s monitoring of the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Press release on Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Comment by the Foreign Ministry on a new provocation against Russian journalists
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Statement by the Foreign Ministry on issues of OSCE verification of the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the taking of a large group of Assyrian Christians hostage in northeast Syria
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with ICRC President Peter Maurer
 
 
 25.02.2015 
 Declaration of French Foreign Minister about the Normandie format ministerial meeting on Ukraine, Paris, 24 February 2015
 
 
 24.02.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers a question following the Normandy format ministerial meeting, Paris, February 24, 2015
 
 
 24.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on the desecration of the Soviet War Memorial in Vienna
 
 
 24.02.2015 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department on a Ukraine related statement by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
 
 
 23.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to New York
 
 
 23.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi
 
 
 23.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of New Zealand Murray McCully
 
 
 23.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with First Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dacic
 
 
 23.02.2015 
 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the Security Council open debate on “Maintaining International Peace and Security: reflect on history, reaffirm the strong commitment to the purpose and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations,” New York, February 23, 2015
 
 
 21.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry
 
 
 20.02.2015 
 Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a media question concerning the Ukrainian officials’ allegation about the so-called "Russian trace" in the Maidan protests of 2014
 
 
 20.02.2015 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldayev
 
 
 20.02.2015 
 Comment by the official representative of the Foreign Ministry on the United States and Turkey signing an agreement on training military units of the Syrian opposition
 
 
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