Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
Russian Ambassador instead of FM to represent the country in IORA meeting
Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander Mantytskiy instead of the country’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will represent his country at the IORA meeting scheduled for November 24. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is likely to have a telephone conversation with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Read more: Momen meets Lavrov, pitches for stronger international support for resolving Rohingya crisis State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam confirmed this to UNB on Sunday as there is a revised decision regarding his planned Dhaka visit. The Bangladesh side was taking preparation for a bilateral meeting between Foreign Minister Momen and his Russian counterpart apart from a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. But the Russian side conveyed its revised decision to Bangladesh. Read more: Moscow to strengthen cooperation with Dhaka: Lavrov The reason behind the revised decision could not be known. The Russian Foreign Minister was scheduled to visit Bangladesh on November 23 mainly to attend the 22nd IORA Council of Ministers (COM) meeting to be held in Dhaka on November 24. Read more: Russia denies FM Lavrov was hospitalised, calling it “highest level of fakes” Russia is a dialogue partner of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) while Bangladesh is the current chair of IORA. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will brief the media on the upcoming IORA meeting on Monday.
G20: As Lavrov watches on, UK PM Sunak criticises Russia’s “barbaric” war
As the G20 summit begins in Indonesia’s Bali, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has denounced Russia’s “barbaric” war in Ukraine. Sunak said the “Putin regime stifled domestic dissent” and constructed “a veneer of validity only through violence.” Read: Sunak won’t go to UN climate conference: UK Vladimir Putin decided not to attend, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was in the room listening to Sunak’s remarks, BBC reported. Sunak also stated that he thought China presented a “systematic challenge” to the UK’s values, but he did not make it clear whether he would reclassify China as a “threat” to national security, like his predecessor Liz Truss had. Read: G20: Zelenskyy, Biden trying to persuade world leaders to further isolate Russia
China, Russia stress non-interference in countries' internal affairs
China and Russia said Thursday that the principle of non-interference in other countries' internal affairs, one of the basic norms governing international relations, should be upheld.
Russian FM questions efficiency of US Mideast peace plan
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has raised doubts about the efficiency of the U.S.' plan for a peaceful settlement of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, known as the "Deal of the Century."