On April 13-14, 2019, the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy (SVOP) held 18th Assembly (annual meeting of the Council members).
At the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov gave a speech regarding the current situation in the world and Russian foreign policy.
In addition, the Minister highlighted the importance of orienting Russian foreign policy towards the countries of Asia and Africa.
He also emphasized Moscow’s readiness to work on resolving the issue of “under-representation” of developing African, Asian and Latin American countries in the UN Security Council.
RCSCAA Vice-President Andrey Glebovich Baklanov took part in the Assembly.
He spoke on joining the efforts of the Russian diplomatic service and public organizations, scientific and expert community in order to strengthen the influence and authority of our country abroad, promote ideas of solidarity and cooperation.