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22.11.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a joint meeting of Russian and Belarusian Foreign Ministry Collegiums, Minsk, November 22, 2016

This year, we are marking a notable date: the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty on the Creation of the Community of Russia and Belarus, which became the first step toward the creation of the Union State. During these years we have ensured a truly allied character of our relations and shown to our immediate neighbours all the advantages of steady progress towards integration.


21.11.2016 - 2016 Leaders’ Declaration, Lima, November 21, 2016

We, the Leaders of APEC, met in Lima under the theme of Quality Growth and Human Development to continue working on our common endeavor to support free and open trade and investment, sustainable economic growth and shared prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. Within this vision, in 2016 we have focused our efforts on the following thematic priorities: Regional Economic Integration and Quality Growth; Enhancing the Regional Food Market; Towards the Modernization of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) in the Asia-Pacific; and Developing Human Capital.


20.11.2016 - President Putin met with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

Preident Putin met with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. The discussion covered current issues of bilateral cooperation.


20.11.2016 - President Putin met with President of China Xi Jinping

President Putin met in Lima with President of China Xi Jinping. The two leaders discussed Russian-Chinese cooperation, including cooperation in trade and the economy.


18.11.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On November 17, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the APEC forum in Lima, Peru.


18.11.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the sidelines of the APEC Ministerial Meeting, Lima, November 17, 2016

Question: US President Barack Obama has just said he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will continue to stand up to Russia where it is allegedly deviating from international norms. What do you think about this recommendation? Sergey Lavrov: This is regrettable, because when you conclude your presidential term you should answer questions and offer recommendations on positive aspects regarding solutions to America’s domestic problems, of which there are many, and the development of foreign relations. I do not think it is good to try to ensure continuity on negative issues.


17.11.2016 - Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Decree «On the intention not to become a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court»

Russia has been consistently advocating prosecuting those responsible for the most serious international crimes. Our country was at the origins of the Nuremberg and Tokyo tribunals, participated in the development of the basic documents on the fight against genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. These were the reasons why Russia voted for the adoption of the Rome Statute and signed it on September 13, 2000.


17.11.2016 - Article by Sergey Lavrov APEC: Genuine Collectivism and Effective Connectivity

On 19–20 November 2016, Lima will host regular meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. 21 countries’ leaders will gather in order to discuss pressing global and regional economic issues and chart future tasks. The Summit will take place against the background of global political and economic turbulence. The ongoing shaping of new polycentric world order is accompanied by growing instability. There are increasing risks posed by terrorism and extremism, regional conflicts and migration crisis. "Information wars" are incited in order to undermine sovereign states. Some countries pursue the same nefarious purpose by resorting increasingly often to illegal unilateral trade and financial sanctions challenging the exclusive prerogative of the United Nations Security Council.


15.11.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the results of the presidential elections in Moldova

Moscow is gratified by the results of the nationwide presidential elections in the Republic of Moldova, which were held in a free and competitive atmosphere. According to assessments by international monitors, the elections on the whole conformed to the generally recognised democratic standards.


15.11.2016 - Russian-British Business Forum «Partnerships for growth. New Strategies» (30 November 2016)

Working in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation - the Russian Trade Delegation in the United Kingdom is proud to announce the Russian-British Business Forum «Partnerships for growth. New Strategies» which is held as part of Eastern Seasons, an annual week of events in London strengthening business and cultural ties between people and countries of Eastern and Western Europe.


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