Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is in India for G20 Foreign Ministers meeting in New Delhi, on Thursday called for reforms in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
"It is high time to reform the UN Security Council," Sergey Lavrov said while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
The Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov landed in the national capital on Tuesday night to attend a two-day meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in New Delhi.
"A wide ranging discussion with FM Sergey Lavrov of Russia on #G20FMM sidelines. Exchanged views on our bilateral cooperation and G20 issues," Jaishankar tweeted earlier.
"They confirmed their compliance with the establishment of a polycentric world order based on fair and democratic principles and the rule of law," it said.
"We support India's G20 presidency in its commitment to promote a unifying agenda that will restore confidence in multilateral diplomacy and prevent the fragmentation of the global economy," Lavrov said.
"The destructive policy of the US and its allies has already put the world on the brink of a disaster, provoked a rollback in socio-economic development and seriously aggravated the situation of the poorest countries," Russian Foreign Minister added.
"We support India's effort to improve working mechanisms and create specialised processes to respond to natural disasters and launch start-ups.
We are ready to make a significant contribution to making progress in all these areas," he said in a statement.
"We aim to work together with our Indian colleagues to achieve the desired result, showing the greatest possible flexibility. At the same time, we will firmly defend Russia's fundamental interests and an international world order based on the central role of the UN and international law," the Russian foreign ministry said.
"During the regular foreign ministers' meeting we intend to firmly and openly talk about the reasons and instigators of the current serious problems in world politics and the global economy," the ministry added.
"We will focus on the attempts by the West to take revenge for the inevitable disappearance of the levers of dominance from its hands. We will also concentrate on its striving to continue receiving unilateral rent, in part, through unequal trade and violent interference in the affairs of sovereign states," it said.
(With inputs from PTI)
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