Diplomatic corps meet at the Russian Mission on the Eurasian security concept, 3 July 2024

Submitted on Thu, 07/04/2024 - 15:26

On 3 July 2024, the Russian Permanent Mission to the EU hosted a discussion on the initiative put forward by Russian President Vladimir Putin on 14 June 2024 to create a new security architecture in Eurasia.

The working meeting brought together heads and senior staff members of diplomatic missions accredited in Brussels from 35 Eurasian countries, BRICS, the Group of Friends in Defense of the UN Charter as well as representations of international and regional organisations such as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the League of Arab States and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States.

Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Russian Mission to the EU Kirill Logvinov stressed inter alia in his address that the Euro-Atlantic security framework, dominated by the US and NATO, has proved ineffective. The West has long ignored Russian strategic interests and the principle of indivisible security, provoking a series of regional and international conflicts. The Western refusal to agree on mutual security guarantees, as proposed by Russia in late 2021 – early 2022, and its aggressive actions aimed at inflicting a “strategic defeat” on our country in the conflict in Ukraine showed the European Union’s genuine intention to undermine an emerging multipolarity in the world. Given the above, there is an urgent need for a new security architecture in Eurasia and the elimination of the conceptual, institutional and legal vacuum, which creates risks for the interests of Russia, its allies and partners. The model proposed by our country relies on the principles of dialogue, cooperation and respect for the sovereign decisions of its participants. Building such a framework requires strengthening and interconnecting existing and creating new mechanisms of interaction. In this way, impetus will be given to the creation of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, which in turn will form economic and social basis of the new Eurasian security system.

The event at the Permanent Mission was particularly relevant given the EU’s information blockade, its attempts to impose a black-and-white image of the processes taking place in the world and to build relations with third countries along the lines of "whoever is not with us is against us". Officials from the states of the Global Majority confirmed their interest in continuing the exchange of views on the concept of Eurasian security, including within the Brussels format.