MINSK, 1 July (BelTA) - It is important we make sure that the UN Charter is actually implemented, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said as he addressed Belarusian students in Minsk on 1 July, BelTA has learned.
Speaking about what the world order will be like and on what principles it should be based, the Russian foreign minister noted today's lack of independence of the European Union and the dominance of the United States which claims world domination. "All the decisions that are made in that camp are imposed by Washington, by and large," Sergey Lavrov said. "The sanctions imposed by the West are wreaking havoc on national economies across Europe."
The world order as we know it cannot exist any longer, and the hegemony of the United States is coming to an end. To build a stable system in the future, we do not need to invent something radically new, Sergey Lavrov said. He stressed that all the lessons learned by mankind after the Second World War are enshrined in the UN Charter: "It has everything for humanity to avoid new catastrophes. One of the pillars is the right of veto. Its essence is that no action should be taken if it contradicts the national interests of any of the countries. It's not a privilege, it's a crisis prevention tool."
"There is no need to invent anything. We just need to make sure that the UN Charter does not remain on paper but is actually translated into action," Sergey Lavrov stressed. He recalled Russia's proposal to launch a summit of the UN Security Council and expand it by involving developing countries, including Indonesia and Brazil. According to the foreign minister, Russia is ready to return to these issues "when the West comes back to its senses."