17 March 201715:16

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with representatives from Russian NGOs


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On March 17, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held his annual meeting with representatives from Russian non-profit NGOs.

While discussing joint work to forge an atmosphere of trust during dialogue with foreign partners, participants noted that Russia continued to adhere to an independent and pragmatic foreign policy based on principles of non-interference in the affairs of states, a commitment to international law and a collective search for responses to common challenges and threats. Russia consistently advocates equality of members of the international community and remains open to all those sharing these values.

Participants of the meeting voiced readiness for continued cooperation with the Foreign Ministry aiming to protect the country’s interests and to strengthen its international prestige.

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