Russia hopes West would stop building 'unipolar world': Lavrov
The Russian Foreign Minister confirms that the Russian authorities sent Oman detailed information about developments in Ukraine and the country’s "geopolitical fraction".
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said today, Wednesday, that Russia hopes the West will stop its drive for the ‘unipolar world’ and stop breaching the UN Charter principles after Moscow reaches its goals of the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine.
Following his meeting with Foreign Minister of Oman Sayyid Badr Albusaidi in Muscat, Oman, Lavrov said at a conference, "We hope that after our special military operation is completed and all of the set tasks within its frames are reached, it would help to stop West’s attempts to undermine the international law and to halt its blunt violations of the UN Charter provisions, including the principle of the sovereign rights of countries, and will force the West to stop promoting the so-called unipolar world dominated by the United States and its allies."
He added that the Russian authorities sent the authorities of Oman detailed information about developments in Ukraine and the country’s "geopolitical fraction".
"We have informed in detail our partners from Oman on the developments [in Ukraine] in the context of the Russia’s special military operation and about the geopolitical fracture regarding this situation," he said, adding, "We believe that in regard to the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Oman assumed a weighted and balanced position, which, first of all, rests on national interests of their people’s interests."
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov was welcomed by Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr Al-Busaidi as he disembarked from his flight at Muscat International Airport for the one-day visit. He then traveled to the capital's Al-Barakah Palace.
The Ukraine war was discussed by Sultan Haitham and Lavrov.
Sultan Haitham "stressed the need to adhere to the rules of international law and to intensify efforts to reach political and diplomatic solutions through dialogue," Oman's state news agency reported.
Talks should preserve "the independence, sovereignty and sound co-existence of countries and peoples," he said.
Lavrov praised "the Omani wisdom in dealing with various regional and international issues."
According to the Russian state news agency TASS, Lavrov will also meet with Oman's Deputy Prime Minister, Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said.
In recent years, bilateral trade between the two nations has increased, with Russia mostly supplying wheat to Oman. Oman sells largely plastics and perfumes to Russia in exchange.