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27 October 2023, 12:21
Sergey Lavrov

Geopolitical balance of power is shifting away from the collective West

Sergey Lavrov
Sergey Lavrov
Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs

The geopolitical balance of power is shifting away from the collective West, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said when speaking at the high-level conference "Eurasian Security: Reality and Prospects in a Transforming World" in Minsk on 26 October, BelTA has learned.

"The geopolitical balance of power is shifting away from the historical, collective West, whatever you call it. The Western elites are beginning to acknowledge it, including publicly. They are now talking about the end of the post-Cold War era. President Biden spoke about this. So did President Macron and other leaders of Western countries," Sergey Lavrov said.

He noted that these major trends have an impact on the international processes in Eurasia too.

According to Sergey Lavrov, international relations are undergoing new, truly epoch-making tectonic shifts. "A more just multipolar world order is making its way before our eyes. It is based on the cultural and civilizational diversity of the modern world, the natural right of peoples to determine the ways and models of their own development, implementing the most important principle of the United Nations enshrined in its Charter, namely the sovereign equality of states," he said.

The Russian foreign minister noted that an increasing number of states of the global South and East are striving to strengthen their sovereignty in all areas, to implement a pragmatic, independent nationally oriented policy in world affairs, which has been most clearly reflected in the recent rapid growth of BRICS.

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