Lavrov called the main topics of international policy 2017

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotomancer of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on a press-conference on results of activities of Russian diplomacy in 2017. 15 Jan 2018Lavrov called the main topics of international policy 2017© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The situation in the middle East and Ukraine, as well as the development of Eurasian integration were the main topics of international politics in 2017, says Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

«About stories, of course, is Syria. It’s such a problem, which converge very many interests of so many players,» — said Lavrov on the question of journalists, what are the key topics he would include in the conditional dictionary of 2017.

«The second issue is probably everything else that is associated with the Middle East and North Africa because of the Syrian settlement is only part of the complex intricacies of the issues that in this region exist,» the Minister added. In this regard, he noted Libya, Yemen, the Palestinian-Israeli settlement, «which went into a deep dead end.»

«Yet, the Ukraine, probably. Yes, this is a subject that is rather artificially becomes much larger than it deserves. And is regarded as the touchstone of the confrontation between Russia and the West in General», — said Lavrov in his press conference.

As for the positive trends of last year, Lavrov said «the development of Eurasian integration, implementation of large Eurasian project with the participation of the EurAsEC, the Shanghai cooperation organization, ASEAN, the openness of the project for new members in the East and in the West.»

«We need to talk about the integration process more broadly, in the Asia-Pacific region, the APEC activities, the activities of the group of twenty, BRICS activities. This Association, which embodied the trends of the modern world, namely the objective formation of a polycentric system of international relations», — said the head of the foreign Ministry.