Russian Foreign Ministry presents concept of collective security in Gulf

Russian Foreign Ministry presents concept of collective security in Gulf

Russia’s concept of collective security in the Gulf was presented by Russian president’s special envoy for the Middle East and African countries and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, as follows from the Russian foreign ministry press statement.

"In the context of Russia ideas about ways to stabilize the situation in the Gulf, it was stressed that a really inclusive regional security system may serve as a basis to ensure a worthy future for all nations of this strategically important part of the world. 

It was noted that the key principles of the concept are a phased character, multilateralism and strict commitment to international law, first of all the United Nations Charter and its Security Council resolutions. 

"The strategic goal set by the document is to create a comprehensive mechanism of collective security and cooperation in the Gulf that would involve all the countries of the region on the basis of equality," the ministry said.

Russia calls for the establishment of an initiative group to prepare an international conference on security and cooperation in the Gulf with eye of setting up an organization for these purposes, as well as calls for non-deployment of permanent forces of off-region states in the Gulf area and establish ‘hotlines’ between the military, TASS reported.

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