Russian President Putin emphasized the country’s commitment to enhance deeper ties with countries of Middle East, Latin America

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin emphasized Russia’s commitment to promoting deeper ties with regions across the world, underscoring the significance of partnerships with the Middle East, Latin America, ASEAN, and Africa.

In his annual State of the Nation Address to the Federal Assembly, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin emphasized Russia’s commitment to promoting deeper ties with regions across the world, underscoring the significance of partnerships with the Middle East, Latin America, ASEAN, and Africa.

Russian President Putin underscored Russia’s longstanding and positive relations with Arab states, characterizing them as representing a distinct civilization spanning from North Africa to the Middle East. Focusing on the rapidly evolving landscape of the region, President Putin highlighted the importance of seeking new avenues of cooperation with Arab partners to broaden the scope of collaboration.

Moreover, President Putin restated the commitment of Russia to engaging with Latin America, acknowledging the region’s strategic importance and the potential for mutually beneficial cooperation. The Russian leader underscored the need to explore new channels of interaction in Latin America to enhance bilateral ties and promote shared prosperity.

The State of the Nation Address also noted the positive trajectory of the Russia-ASEAN dialogue, marking advancements in cooperation between Russia and Southeast Asian nations. President Putin hailed the Russia-Africa summits as a notable breakthrough, underscoring the continent’s growing assertion of its interests and sovereignty. He restated Russia’s steadfast support for Africa’s development goals.

President Putin further underscored that Russia’s engagements with its partners are founded on principles of equality and mutual respect, leading to a rising number of governments actively participating in various associations, including the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), BRICS, and others that involve Russia.

The Russian President further outlined major important opportunities in establishing a Greater Eurasian Partnership, which aims to connect integration efforts within the Eurasian Economic Union while also corresponding with China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative. This partnership seeks to increase connectivity, trade, and economic cooperation across the vast Eurasian region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address reaffirmed the commitment of Russia to multilateralism and cooperation, underscoring the importance of dialogue and collaboration in addressing global challenges and fostering shared prosperity.

The State of the Nation Address comes at a crucial juncture as Russia seeks to bolster its diplomatic and economic ties with regions across the world, indicating a strategic shift towards diversifying its partnerships and increasing its global influence. As Russia continues to pursue closer cooperation with the Middle East, Latin America, ASEAN, and Africa, the international community will be closely watching how these engagements unfold and their implications for regional dynamics and geopolitics globally.