24 | 01 | 2020

On January 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Wang Yi.

The parties exchanged opinions on topical global issues. They discussed the state of affairs in the Middle East at length. The ministers particularly focused on the aftermath of the US air strike at a Baghdad airport that resulted in deaths, including the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Commander of Iran’s IRGC Quds Force. The ministers confirmed that it is unacceptable to use force in violation of the UN Charter and that all countries must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other states.

The ministers noted that the unlawful actions of the United States have...

On January 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The ministers discussed the situation around the assassination of Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the special-task Quds Force of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, who was killed by the US military on January 3, 2019 in Baghdad.

Sergey Lavrov stressed that...

On January 3, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The parties discussed the situation in connection with the killing by the US military of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander Major General Qasem Soleimani in an airstrike on Baghdad airport.

Sergey Lavrov stressed that targeted actions by a UN member...

On December 30, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet with Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow to discuss a wide range of aspects regarding Russian-Iranian cooperation, including trade, economic and energy spheres, with a specific focus on respective bilateral projects.

The parties will focus on international affairs, including the situation around the Joint...

On December 14-15, 2019, by the decision of the February (2019) Plenum of the CPSU Central Committee, a scientific and practical conference of representatives of Communist and Workers ‘ Parties and public associations was held in Minsk, dedicated to the 140th anniversary of Stalin’s birth.

The theme of the conference was “Decisive resistance to anti-Stalinism is an ideological condition for the...

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel at the German side’s initiative.

While discussing the settlement in Ukraine, the two leaders reaffirmed the importance of strict compliance with the Minsk package of measures and the agreements reached during top-level meetings in the Normandy format. This, first and foremost...

We have noted the detailed version of the US Department of State Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments (Compliance Report). We would like to make the following points.

The United States has no legal, moral or political right to assess compliance with these commitments by other countries under bilateral or...

By Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for “Russia in Global Politics” magazine, September 20, 2019

These days, the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly opens up. So does a new international “political season”.

The session begins at a highly symbolic historical moment. Next year we will celebrate two great and interconnected anniversaries – the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the...

A unified election day took place across Russia’s 85 federal subjects on September 8. Sixteen regions elected governors, while the remainder elected their municipal and city parliaments.

Election took place against the backdrop of a difficult socio-economic situation in the country as well as substantial changes in general mood among the citizens, which have long been recorded by sociologists...

On September 18, the US Embassy in Moscow was where the delivery ceremony took place of 16 valuable historical documents, which had been stolen from Russian archives in the 1990s and eventually surfaced in the United States. The event was attended by representatives of the Russian Ministry of Culture, the Federal Customs Service of Russia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. These...

We view the agreed reciprocal release of persons held in custody on the territories of Russia and Ukraine as a positive signal to be followed by other important steps to overcome the current deadlock in Russia-Ukraine relations and in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements.

It was made possible by fulfilling the agreements reached personally by the presidents of Russia and Ukraine. Unlike...

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