Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the credentials of the new ambassadors of 24 countries at a ceremony on Tuesday. This traditionally took place in the Alexander Hall of the Great Kremlin Palace in Moscow. The ceremony was attended by the head of state of Russia, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ambassadors themselves.
Present were Ambassadors from Algeria, Armenia, Colombia, Congo, Egypt, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Senegal, Serbia, Sudan, South Korea, Tanzania, Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Belarus and Cyprus.
At the beginning, Putin congratulated the ambassadors on the official start of their diplomatic activities. At the same time, he emphasized that a multipolar, more democratic and more just system of world order is currently being actively created. In this regard, the head of state of Russia mentioned the recent summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. He realized:
“Unfortunately, this objective development towards multipolarity meets with the resistance of those who try to retain the role of hegemon in world affairs and to control everything: Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.”
Putin also condemned the fact that Europe is obstructing the transfer of 300,000 tons of blocked Russian fertilizer to countries in need, calling it “the height of cynicism”. He also spoke about the politics of Russia:
“As for Russia, we will not deviate from our sovereign course.”
In this way, Russia will continue to promote a policy of unification and resolve acute regional conflicts. Putin then described relations between Russia and each of the 24 states. Among other things, the President said that Russia will continue to support Serbia:
“Within the framework of international law, which is primarily based on UN Security Council Resolution 1244, we will continue to give our Serbian friends our full support in defending the legitimate rights and interests of Serbia and in protecting its state sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
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