Monday 24 August 2015 - 12:52

World’s destiny cannot be determined by one country: Russia FM

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
"The fate of the world cannot be determined by one country or a narrow group of countries," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov wrote in an article titled "Lessons of History and New Milestones."
The article was published on Sunday in Russia’s Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily as well as China’s Renmin Ribao newspaper on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in August 1945.
In an apparent reference to the interventionist policies of the US and its NATO allies in other countries, the Russian foreign minister said that global developments, including the occupation of Iraq and the conflict in Libya and Ukraine prove the “tragic consequences” of striving to capture and retain global dominance at any cost. 
    "We are resolute opponents of imposing one’s will on sovereign countries, including by military means, of unilateral sanctions pressure, and in general of employing the practice of ‘double standards’,” he wrote.
Lavrov said that the “lessons of the Second World War” proved that global woes can only be resolved through collective efforts.
Russia-China relations
Elsewhere in the article, the Russian foreign minister hailed the Sino-Russian ties.
    Relations between Moscow and Beijing "are at the highest over their history and continue to develop consistently," Lavrov said.
Russia has been seeking to promote political and economic ties with China over the past few years.  
China has now turned into Russia's biggest trading partner as Moscow is looking for markets in Asia in the face of Western sanctions imposed against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine.