Lavrov said that segodnyaschy foreign policy concept, which President Dmitry Medvedev met in 2008, was the successor of the concept in 2000, was formed by Vladimir Putin. However, the configuration in an international setting require some adjustments. Thus, in connection with the events in the Middle East, increased attention will be given to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the rule of law in the international arena. According to Lavrov, international partners often point to the failure of rights in one way or another country, but does not always happen just as scrupulous in their actions.
Speaking about the general principles of foreign policy, Lavrov stressed that it will be based on equal partnership and mutual esteem. "We will not gloss over their differences, and they are not going to dramatize," — he said. With all this foreign minister said that the strategic policy of the Russian Federation, which is not subject to "opportunistic sharahaniya" in the international arena attracts more and more followers.
One example of double standards, which, according to Lavrov, use international partners, is a "stateless" in the Baltic countries. "It's a shame the Euro Union, because we do not demand anything, except for the requirements of the international organizations — the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the OSCE, the Council of Europe — they have identified specific needs and to the address of Latvia, and Estonia in the address "- said minister. European Alliance took into its ranks Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, although aspects of membership they do not pass. Specifically, with respect to them voiced complaints related to human rights, safeguarding the rights of language minority government, Lavrov recalled.
Lavrov also supported the idea to hold hearings in the State Duma on Human Rights in the European Union. The first report on the situation on this issue in several of the world Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the first time published at the end of the year. According to the views of the minister, the human rights area is not a "taboo subject" and must open a discussion in a respectful manner.
On the "Magnitsky lists" Lavrov expressed skepticism. He considers making a list of Russian officials who are banned in a number of check-western states due to involvement in the case, PR. "According to international law, no matter what country may issue a visa to abandon even what a person of at least some other countries without explaining the circumstances. Because all of this is, in fact, untainted public relations, to show what we are tough, Here we are there lists are compiled, we will not allow anyone, "- said minister in the Duma. In his view, to punish people until their guilt has been confirmed by the tribunal wrongfully. "We do have to deal with their affairs, and the intervention of this kind is, of course, makes the tough challenges in our relationships with our partners," — said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Managing foreign minister raised the topic of adoption and Russian children. According to him, a corresponding agreement with the United States has focused the State Duma for ratification. "The agreement with Italy is already in force … the agreement with France is in the government and, I think, in the months of March, it will also be transferred to State Duma for consideration" — Lavrov said. Negotiations on this topic is underway with Spain, Israel, Ireland, the UK, Australia and of New Zealand.
Minister again criticized the policy of the head of Georgia Misha Saakashvili. According to him, Our homeland is not trying to persuade anyone to recognize Abkhazia and South Ossetia. When, however, some countries have taken this step, Moscow finds out about such arrangements only after the fact. According to the views of the Foreign Minister, increase the number of countries that have recognized Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Saakashvili did not deter from the new military adventures. "What about the fact that the number of admissions will somehow influence brain inflammation and the Georgian president to delay the start of the latest adventure, then this is completely wrong. When he started the last war, he attacked Russian peacekeepers who were under the protection of international agreements, signed by Georgia. Even that did not stop him. 'Cause here we need to be prepared for the fact that man unbalanced, "- said Lavrov.
Bashar al-Assad of Syria favorite also criticized Russian Foreign Ministry. "Unfortunately, far not all of these tips are not far away and always found time for some practical reflection in his actions," — he saw the head of the Foreign Ministry, responding to questions from MPs. For example, many "useful laws" were made by the Syrian authorities with a huge delay. "Belatedly also made proposals to start a dialogue, meanwhile armed confrontation takes on its own dynamic, and this inertia can capture and absorb all" — Lavrov added.
Minister also stressed that, in his opinion, Russian military should not be involved in combat operations on the ground in Syria. "I think it would be contrary to the fundamental interests of the Russian Federation", — he said.