Moscow, 2 June 2022 (TDI): Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov emphasized the urgent necessity to reconstruct Syria’s economy and infrastructure during his meeting with the GCC.
“We reiterate our commitment to the necessity for Syria’s return to the League of Arab Nations,” Lavrov said at the end of the joint ministerial meeting of the Strategic Dialogue between Russia and the GCC countries.
Moreover, Foreign Minister Lavrov emphasized the importance of continuing counter-terrorism efforts in the region.
لافروف يؤكد ضرورة إعادة الإعمار في سورية بأسرع وقت ممكن
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Lavrov stated that no single country or collection of countries can be permitted to dominate the international arena. Moreover, he said that Russia opposes NATO and the European Union.
“Western countries block the supply of grain,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said of grain exports.
The Foreign Affairs Minister further said, “Russia has no problem supplying grain to world markets.”
He went on to say that landmines planted by the Ukrainian government in ports are preventing grain exports from the country.
“Western partners are completely aware of our offer,” Lavrov continued, “which is to enable access to ships carrying grain after demining.”
In retaliation to the sixth round of Western sanctions on Russia, Lavrov claimed that the price of energy ships has increased.
Meanwhile, some EU politicians have determined that Russia is making more after the sanctions.
Likewise, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, “Germany and its European partners must learn from the lessons of the past,” Lavrov added, referring to German Chancellor Olaf Schulz’s words about his country being occupied by Europe’s largest traditional army.
Russian bilateral relations with Syria
Russia and Syria have maintained good bilateral ties. Syria has an embassy in Moscow, and Russia has one in Damascus.
Russia has always had a strong, stable, geopolitical, and friendly relationship with Syria. Furthermore, Russia supplies arms and military hardware to Syria.
In July 1944, the Soviet Union and Syria established diplomatic ties. Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Russia has supported Syria. In addition, it intervened militarily in 2015 in support of the Syrian government.