10 Feb 2018 16:36

Most countries see Russia as natural guarantor of global stability - Lavrov

MOSCOW. Feb 10 (Interfax) - Threats and pressure will not change Russia's foreign policy which relies on the support of Russian society, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"In pursuing the multi-vector foreign policy, approved by President Vladimir Putin, diplomacy is making its own contribution in reliably protecting Russia's sovereignty and safety," Lavrov said in a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Diplomat Day.

"Our self-reliant line in global affairs, consistent with our national interests, relies of the support of Russian society. No threats or pressure will lead to its review," Lavrov said in the statement posted on the ministry's website.

"The overwhelming majority of countries are seeing Russia as a natural guarantor of global stability, the defender of key principles of inter-state communication, such as the international rule of law, the central role of the UN, the sovereign equality of states, respect for cultural identity of peoples, their right to determine their own development," Lavrov said.

"Today we are increasing constructive cooperation in a variety of formats with multiple foreign partners on all continents, facilitating the formation of favorable external factors for our country's dynamic internal development. We are advancing a constructive agenda aimed at combining the efforts of the whole global community in the face of the terror threat and other global challenges," Lavrov said.