Russian foreign policy concept is approved by President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved Russia's renewed foreign policy concept. Putin announced it at a meeting with members of the Russian Security Council on Friday, 31 March. The document was published on the official website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
In order to help adapting the world order to the realities of a multipolar world, the Russian Federation intends to give priority attention to:
- strengthening the capacity and enhancing the international role of the interstate association BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the RIC (Russia, India, China) and other interstate associations and international organizations;
- supporting regional and sub-regional integration through multilateral institutions, dialogue platforms and regional alliances in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.
In addition, Russia seeks to improve environmental sustainability in the Arctic, to ensure favourable international conditions for the socio-economic development of the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation (including protection of the ancestral habitat and traditional way of life of the indigenous minorities living in this zone.
Considering the dynamically growing multifaceted potential of the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian Federation will also pay particular attention to:
- increasing cooperation in the economic, security, humanitarian and other spheres with the states of the region and ASEAN;
- strengthening and deepening of Russia-Africa cooperation in various spheres on a bilateral and multilateral basis, primarily within the framework of the African Union and the Russia-Africa Partnership Forum;
- deepening of multifaceted mutually beneficial partnerships with the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Republic of Cuba, the Republic of Nicaragua, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and the development of relations with other Latin American states;
In addition, comprehensive deepening of ties and coordination with global power centres such as China and India is particularly important to Russia.
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