Lavrov: terrorism became a consequence of the weakening of state institutions due to outside interference


MOSCOW, October 27. The reason for the growth of terrorism and extremism in the middle East have become rude attempts of “geopolitical engineering” that broke the state institutions and the security arrangements in the region. This was stated on Tuesday, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the Global University summit of the BRICS.

“The escalation of this threat in the middle East and North Africa has occurred against the background of weakening, including that resulting from gross interference from outside the state institutions in a number of countries in the region, he said. – The attempted implementation of “geopolitical engineering”, overthrow undesirable regimes have led to a breakdown of security arrangements, chaos, anarchy, the risk of collapse of States and the capture of their territories by terrorists.”

As pointed out by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, “in the current volatile situation in world Affairs we need to agree on compromises, which can create long-term sustainable system of relations in any sphere”. “Recent events have demonstrated that collective action, the refusal from the pursuit of unilateral advantage to the detriment of the partner can lead to progress in solving even the most complex and perplexing problems of our time,” he said.

The BRICS countries

Lavrov said that the BRICS countries do not impose anything to anyone, because they don’t have the bloc discipline inherent in military-political alliances.

“The rules in the BRICS fully meet the requirements of the 21st century, when the rod must be equal, a culture of building consensus,” the Minister said.

“In the BRICS nobody does not impose anything, we don’t have the bloc discipline inherent in military-political alliances, – said Lavrov. – We are committed to finding additional sources of development and welfare of our peoples. Interested in maintaining international stability, the promotion of multilateral cooperation”.

“We support strengthening the Central coordinating role of the UN and will not tolerate attempts to solve problems from a position of power, interference in internal Affairs, oppose unilateral sanctions,” – said the Minister.

“Promoting the initiative on the development of the draft roadmap trade and investment cooperation, said Lavrov. – Jointly advocated the implementation of agreements on reforming the global monetary and financial system”.

The Minister stressed that the New development Bank of BRICS and a Pool of foreign exchange reserves “is intended to make an important contribution to strengthening international financial stability.”

The BRICS countries will discuss the monetary reform in Antalya

Reforming the world monetary system, and economic and humanitarian cooperation of members of the Association will be topics of discussion at an informal meeting of BRICS countries in Antalya in November this year on the sidelines of the group of twenty summit, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia.

“Recent events clearly show that collective action can lead to progress in solving even the most complex problems of our time, he said. – Russia and all the BRICS members, believes that mutually respectful dialogue enables us to reach common positions on many global issues. We are talking about the efforts of “five” to combat international terrorism and drug trafficking, information security, development of information technologies”.

The Minister noted that “the successfully developing cooperation between the BRICS countries in Economics, trade, Finance, science and technology”. Lavrov recalled that at the BRICS summit in Ufa in July this year endorsed the Strategy of economic partnership of the Association.

“Together we stand for the implementation of agreements on reforming the world monetary system, he said. – The new development Bank and a currency reserves Pool are designed to promote international financial stability.”

The head of the Russian foreign Ministry said that “all these topics will be the center of attention of the informal BRICS summit, which will be held on the sidelines of the meeting of the group of twenty in Antalya in mid-November of this year.” “We hope that this will serve to further strengthen our strategic partnership,” he said.

The summit of the group of twenty in Antalya on 15-16 November.

Global University summit

At the University of MGIMO-University hosts Global University summit, where over 100 universities from the countries included in this Association. The two-day forum will be held at the site of four universities – MGIMO, Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov Moscow state University, RUDN and MISIS.

Speaking at the opening of the summit, the MGIMO rector Anatoly Torkunov noted that “Russian presidency in BRICS and our summit confirmed the conclusions of many experts: BRICS is a unique format of multilateral relations”. “Democracy, openness to the outside – a characteristic of the BRICS, which distinguishes it from other associations,” – said the rector. He expressed hope that the summit “will contribute to a better acquaintance of the universities of our countries to each other”.

According to the rector of MGIMO, for the first time in the BRICS will be to engage such a large number of universities. He said that the forum presents 18 Brazilian universities, 17 universities of India, 13 – 8 China and South Africa. Russia as chair of the BRICS this year represented the most widely and brings together 69 of the Russian educational institutions. The summit invited representatives of the academic and scientific communities of other countries – notably Argentina, Afghanistan, UK, Egypt, Italy, Canada, Norway, Poland, USA, Finland, France.