Russia tells developing countries it is a reliable partner

Russia tells developing countries it is a reliable partner

27 September 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared today at the UN that Russia is a reliable partner for the least industrialized countries and stressed that sustainable development cannot be achieved with coercive measures.

“Achieving sustainable development is in direct contradiction to the imposition of coercive measures. These illegitimate actions violate market principles and must be stopped. This applies, for example, to the need to lift the embargo against Cuba and other sanctions that have been arbitrarily introduced, ignoring the Security Council, ”said the Russian minister.

During his speech at the Summit on Sustainable Development, he also alluded to the efforts being made by the Russian Federation to combat climate change, to alleviate the burden of debt in the case of the poorest countries and to collaborate in the progress plans of developing states

Lavrov pointed out that despite the current difficult environment “we are a reliable partner” for developing countries, in their efforts to fight HIV / AIDS, maternal and infant mortality or the Ebola outbreak. He mentioned in this regard that Russian development aid is increasing and that last year it grew by 20 percent.

Lavrov said at another point in his speech that what is at stake “is the establishment of a positive environment for socio-economic progress”, and in this regard referred to the need for fair trade and to facilitate access to new technologies. .

Regarding the next Paris conference on climate, he said that the decisions adopted there must be universal and binding and stressed that climate change is a “very serious” problem. The priority there, he said, has to be “the quality of the agreement” that is adopted at that appointment.

Russia tells developing countries it is a reliable partner

27 September 2015

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared today at the UN that Russia is a reliable partner for the least industrialized countries and stressed that sustainable development cannot be achieved with coercive measures.

“Achieving sustainable development is in direct contradiction to the imposition of coercive measures. These illegitimate actions violate market principles and must be stopped. This applies, for example, to the need to lift the embargo against Cuba and other sanctions that have been arbitrarily introduced, ignoring the Security Council, ”said the Russian minister.

During his speech at the Summit on Sustainable Development, he also alluded to the efforts being made by the Russian Federation to combat climate change, to alleviate the burden of debt in the case of the poorest countries and to collaborate in the progress plans of developing states

Lavrov pointed out that despite the current difficult environment “we are a reliable partner” for developing countries, in their efforts to fight HIV / AIDS, maternal and infant mortality or the Ebola outbreak. He mentioned in this regard that Russian development aid is increasing and that last year it grew by 20 percent.

Lavrov said at another point in his speech that what is at stake “is the establishment of a positive environment for socio-economic progress”, and in this regard referred to the need for fair trade and to facilitate access to new technologies. .

Regarding the next Paris conference on climate, he said that the decisions adopted there must be universal and binding and stressed that climate change is a “very serious” problem. The priority there, he said, has to be “the quality of the agreement” that is adopted at that appointment.