Lavrov: Moscow took maximum efforts for Europe’s peaceful development
Russia has done everything for Europe to embark on the path of prosperity and sustainable development, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an article for the French journal Revue Politique et Parlementaire published on Saturday, APA reports citing TASS.
The article is devoted to the 130th anniversary of the birth of 20th century French general and president Charles de Gaulle.
De Gaulle always supported the policy of developing mutually respectful relations with Moscow, which can be confirmed by the Soviet-French Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance concluded in December 1944 for a period of twenty years, the Russian foreign minister said.
"However, after de Gaulle’s resignation in 1946 and the cold war that started, the potential of the treaty remained unrealized," Lavrov pointed out.
"After returning to the French political scene in 1958, the general continued its course towards promoting relations with the Soviet Union. In their consistent development, he saw not only a guarantee of the well-being of the two peoples but also the most important factor in reducing international tension and maintaining regional and global stability," the Russian foreign minister said.
After the end of the bipolar confrontation in the early 1990s, a historical chance appeared for all de Gaulle’s noble intentions, including the intention of reaching our continent’s unity for the sake of "equilibrium, progress and peace of the entire world" to be carried through, Lavrov noted.
"Russia, on its part, took maximum efforts for Europe that had lived through two world wars and then the cold war to finally embark on the path of prosperity, mutually advantageous partnership and peaceful sustainable development for the benefit of the current and future generations," Russia’s top diplomat stressed.
"Moscow invariably stood for strengthening the unifying role of such pan-European institutions as the OSCE, for example. It was our country that suggested signing the Treaty on European Security and starting joint work on creating a common space of peace, stability and wide economic and humanitarian cooperation from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean," Russia’s foreign minister said.
MoD: Azerbaijani Army does not fire on civilians and civilian infrastructure
Albanian President: “We support Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity”
Azerbaijan’s MIA appeals to citizens
First mobile connection in Karabakh!
Azerbaijani oil prices increase
Oil demand may see lasting impact from pandemic, world bank says
Azerbaijan starts restoration of mobile communication services in the liberated territories
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister to meet with Mike Pompeo in Washington today
US sanctions Iranian ambassador to Iraq
Armenian army personnel refused to get engaged in battles
MoD: Enemy practically lost control over the troops
Armenia fired at Azerbaijan's defensive positions using small arms, mortars, and howitzers
MoD: Heavy strikes were inflicted on the armed forces of Armenia in the Fizuli, Jabrayil, and Gubadli directions
Cuba says U.S. trade embargo cost more than $5 billion last year
Azerbaijani President: We already started to plan our future agricultural development with respect of liberation of territories
Russian hackers attack U.S. state and local government networks, U.S. government says
Head of State: International monitors, peace-keeping forces one of last issues, which had to be addressed
Huawei Mate 40 phones launch despite chip freeze
Azerbaijani President: There will be no referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh
Goldman Sachs to pay $3bn over 1MDB corruption scandal
Azerbaijan is fighting itself, we don’t need any foreign fighters - President Aliyev
Poland bans almost all abortions
President Ilham Aliyev: All the regions of Azerbaijan must be liberated
France extends overnight curfew as cases surge
President Aliyev: Our refugees and internally displaced persons must return to all the occupied territories
Kremlin hopes New START Treaty will be extended for one year, disagreements overcome
President of Azerbaijan: "If Armenia makes constructive steps and liberate territories of course, we will open all communications"
WHO reports record daily rise in coronavirus cases across the globe
Without normalization of relations with Turkey and with Azerbaijan Armenia has no future - President Aliyev
Moscow records another 62 coronavirus deaths
Jewish communities of Azerbaijan appealed to Jews and Jewish organizations around the world
We already started to plan our future agricultural development with respect of liberation of territories - President Aliyev
Turkey’s daily COVID-19 patients top 2,000 for 2nd day in a row
In January-September Azerbaijan’s negative trade balance with EU countries decreased by 46%
Italy sets new record in daily coronavirus cases with over 16,000 new infections
US registers 62,735 virus cases, 1,124 deaths
Ukraine reports 7,053 new coronavirus cases
Putin says he hopes U.S. will help resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Azerbaijani Army inflicts blows at the enemy - VIDEO
Erdogan stressed to Rouhani it is important to stand at a point that distinguishes right and wrong, as well as occupied and occupying sides in Katabakh issue
Defense Ministry: Azerbaijani Army continues the fights with the determination to win
Azerbaijani flag raised in liberated Agband - VIDEO
Azerbaijan's MoD: International organizations were informed about rocket attacks on our regions
President Ilham Aliyev: We want to see Japanese companies in the area of renewable energy which is now one of the priorities
Azerbaijani President congratulates peoples of Azerbaijan and Iran on ensuring full control of over state border
Azerbaijani President: 13 more villages and one settlement of Zangilan liberated from occupation
Azerbaijani President: Several villages of Fuzuli and Jabrail regions liberated from occupation
Russia’s State Duma: Zatulin doesn’t have authority to comment on paratroop operation in Garabagh
Azerbaıjanı President: Turkey must be actively involved, is involved and we strongly support it
President Ilham Aliyev was interviewed by Japan’s Nikkei newspaper - UPDATED
Azerbaijani flag raised in liberated Agband - VIDEO
Azerbaijanis held rally in front of building of Guardian publication - VIDEO
MoD: Artillerymen of the Azerbaijan Army continue to inflict precise strikes at the enemy's firing points - VIDEO
Video footage of another seized military equipment of the enemy - VIDEO
Armenians target Azerbaijan's residential settlements, civilian population, and civilian facilities - PHOTOSESSION
Azerbaijani MP suggests to establish shelters for beggars
Azerbaijan commemorates Khojaly genocide - PHOTOSESSION
14 years pass since establishment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations: They always come to your aid in any difficult moments - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening ceremony of rebuilt Azerbaijan pavilion at Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow - UPDATED
President Ilham Aliyev: Zangilan city and 6 villages of the region, 18 villages of Fuzuli, Jabrayil and Khojavend regions liberated from occupation
President of Azerbaijan: “So far, the enemy’s 241 tanks have been destroyed, 39 tanks were taken as military trophy”
Hikmat Hajiyev: “About 24 thousand missiles were launched on Azerbaijan’s residential settlements, civilian facilities by Armenia”
Israeli Ambassador: Attacks on civilians unacceptable regardless of nationality or religion