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Putin: Russia Sees and Supports the Multipolar World Order Taking Shape

Aug. 15, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security delivered by video. The President set the theme of the conference to be Russia’s role in the transformation from Anglo-American-dominated unipolar world order to a new, multipolar world order that respects the sovereignty of every nation on the planet.

“Today, having this open, honest and unbiased conversation is essential and timely, since it is up to all of us, and the international community as a whole, to shape the future together, and on equal terms,” he said, according to the transcript posted on the Kremlin website.

“We see a multipolar world order gradually take shape. Most countries are ready to assert their sovereignty and defend their national interests, traditions, culture and way of life. New economic and political centers are consolidating their standing. All this provides a solid foundation for steady and sustainable development around the world, for achieving just and, importantly, real solutions to social, economic, technological and environmental challenges, improving the quality of life and wellbeing for millions of people.

“At the same time, long-standing hotbeds of conflict are simmering in various parts of the world, and new ones are being provoked. There is no doubt that those behind these conflicts are seeking to benefit from human tragedy by pitching nations against one another, subjugating states into feudal obedience within a neo-colonial system and exploiting their resources without mercy.”

Putin pointed out conflicts and confrontations in the Sahara-Sahel region of Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, and of course, Ukraine, all of which are being stoked by the United States and its allies.

“Let me reiterate that it is only by having the international community work together that we can lower the degree of confrontation on the global and regional levels, neutralize challenges and risks and build confidence between states, while also creating broad development opportunities. This is rather obvious today,”

Putin concluded. “We have always been and remain firm in our adherence to a multipolar world order based on the supremacy of norms and principles of international law, sovereignty and equality of states, constructive cooperation and trust.”

The Moscow International Security Conference, organized by the Defense Ministry, is taking place on Aug. 15-17 at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Kubinka, outside of Moscow.

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