League of Arab States
Presentation on Russia’s Collective Security Concept for the Persian Gulf Region
On July 23, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov held at the Russian Foreign Ministry a presentation on Russia’s Collective Security Concept for the Persian Gulf Region for representatives of Arab states, Iran, Turkey, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, the European Union, the Arab League and the BRICS countries accredited in Moscow.
Laying out Russia’s ideas on how to stabilise the Persian Gulf region, he emphasised that only creating a truly inclusive regional security system can serve as the foundation for ensuring a decent future for all the peoples of this strategically important region of the world. The main principles of the concept are incrementalism, multilateralism and strict observance of international law, primarily the UN Charter and the Security Council resolutions. The looming strategic challenge outlined in the document is creating a holistic mechanism of collective security in the region and cooperation among all the states in the region on an equal basis.
The presentation is intended to foster a constructive discussion of this topic with all interested partners. Russia seeks to continue this dialogue both in official settings and in sociopolitical and expert circles.
The full text of Russia’s Collective Security Concept for the Persian Gulf Region is posted on the Foreign Ministry’s website.