Washington, Brussels are not ready for professional conversation, says Lavrov

Washington, Brussels are not ready for professional conversation, says Lavrov
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Moscow awaits a coherent reaction from Western countries to the proposal to increase trust in the world’s security, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday in his address to the 27th Assembly of the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy, ONAreports citing ITAR-TASS.

According to the foreign minister, Russia is doing utmost nowadays to work as actively and substantively as possible with its partners in the field of global security.

"We have put forward proposals for higher predictably and confidence," Lavrov stressed. "Let me remind you of an idea to sign a treaty on Euro-Atlantic security, a joint initiative with China against deployment of arms in outer space and a proposal to draw up a convention to battle acts of chemical and biological terrorism".

"We are continuing to seek a coherent response to these proposals from those who avoids an honest discussion of those truly pressing issues," he said. "However, the problem is that, as far as I understand, our counterparts in Washington, Brussels and other western capitals are not yet ready for this professional conversation," Lavrov said.

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