Russia Insider:Originally appeared at Interfax Religion
“I would like to confirm that in Russia the Islamic world will always find a reliable friend and an ally, who is ready to help counter global challenges and threats and help solve current problems”
Russia is a friend and an ally of the Islamic world and is always ready to help it solve current problems, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his greeting to participants in a session of the Russia – Islamic World Strategic Vision Group.
“I would like to confirm that in Russia the Islamic world will always find a reliable friend and an ally, who is ready to help counter global challenges and threats and help solve current problems,” Putin said. The Russian president’s message was published on the Kremlin website.
“We, for our part, count on Muslim states’ proactive position to solidify the principles of justice, the rule of law, rejection of force dictate, economic and propaganda pressure in international relations,” the Russian president said.
The agenda for the group’s meeting includes “important and relevant issues, most of which are directly linked with the dramatic events that are currently taking place in a number of Muslim countries and, it would be no exaggeration to say, have caused a global outcry,” Putin said.
Putin said he was convinced that “the meeting will be constructive and will help strengthen mutual trust, understanding and cooperation between our countries and peoples.”