Regional & International Cooperation

Russia can soon obtain observer status in Non-Aligned Movement

Azerbaycan24 – The decision to grant the observer status in the Non-Aligned Movement to Russia is almost ready and will soon be made, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday following talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, according to TASS.

“Russia applied for the observer status in the Non-Aligned Movement under the Azerbaijani chairmanship, this decision is practically ready. It will be made when possible. We are sincerely grateful to our Azerbaijani friends for this support,” the minister stressed.

Lavrov also underlined that Baku backs every key draft resolution that Russia promotes at the UN General Assembly. “In turn, we are keen about the initiatives put forward by Baku. We agreed to deepen coordination in all multilateral institutions, such as the UN, the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States – TASS), the OSCE, the Non-Aligned Movement, the Council of Europe and the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation,” he concluded.

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