RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the situation in the world was becoming increasingly chaotic, but he expressed Moscow’s hope that the common sense would prevail in international affairs.
In a speech at the ceremony of receiving credentials from foreign ambassadors to Moscow, Putin noted that the current situation in international affairs is a cause for concern, but expressed Russia’s hope that international relations will return to normal.
The Russian president also affirmed Moscow’s readiness to build relations with other countries on the basis of international law.
Putin congratulated foreign ambassadors for starting their diplomatic work in Russia, recalling that their mission is to contribute to developing their country’s relations with Russia, including promoting political dialogue, expanding economic and trade ties and deepening human and cultural ties.
“We are prepared, on our part, to support your constructive initiatives, and you can count on the help and contribution of the Russian leadership, our government agencies, our business community and our civil society,” he said.
Putin said he hoped relations between Russia and the countries represented by the ambassadors present would witness a dynamic development “in the interests of our peoples and international stability and security.”