Meddling with sovereign states' internal affairs leads to chaos, power vacuums & terrorism – Lavrov — RT News

Interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states, and attempts to force them to adopt problem-solving recipes based on some alien patterns seriously undermine the stability of the international system, sometimes leading to chaos, creating a vacuum that is quickly filled by extremists, terrorists, as we are witnessing in the Middle East and Northern Africa,” the Russian Foreign Minister said in an interview with journalists from Mongolia, Japan and PRK.

Speaking of the turbulence which is currently observed in international affairs, Lavrov noted that the importance of strategic partnership, specifically with BRICS, Eurasian Economic Union and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation countries, outlining the direction for this partnership to be one of respect for the foundations of international law, which in his words will prove to be “an important stabilizing factor” for the global politics.

In this context, Lavrov noted the significance of the ministerial meeting between Russia, India and China set for next week. He stressed, that this ‘trio’ provided the initial impetus for the creation of BRICS (an acronym standing for the association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), which became a “format that marked the beginning of a very important process in world politics.”