BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his hope that “common sense” would eventually prevail in the modern world, which is becoming “more chaotic” while speaking at a ceremony welcoming new foreign ambassadors to Russia in Moscow on Wednesday.

“The state of affairs in the world does nothing but cause concern. The situation is becoming more chaotic in the world,” Putin stated, calling for calm in international relations and praising the role of diplomacy in “strengthening of global and regional security and stability.”

In total 17 new ambassadors were handed credentials by the Russian President, including the envoys from the Republic of Korea [Woo Yoon-Keun], Arab Republic of Egypt [Ihab Nasr], Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [Raed Bin Khaled Qrimli], United Arab Emirates [Maadhad Hareb Al Khayeli] and thirteen other representatives of foreign states.

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SOT, Vladimir Putin, President of Russia: “For its part, [Russia] is ready to support your constructive initiatives. You can count on our help and the assistance of the Russian leadership, government bodies, business circles and the public of our country. Today the role of diplomacy and diplomats acquires special significance. The state of affairs in the world does nothing but cause concern. The situation is becoming more chaotic in the world. We, nevertheless, hope that common sense and international relations will enter into a calm channel. [We hope] that the entire world system will become more stable and predictable. Diplomacy has a wide field of activity – a benchmark is the development of optimal solutions based on a balance of different interests. Diplomats are called to facilitate the collegial search for answers to large-scale challenges and threats, such as terrorism, drug trafficking, organised crime, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and climate change. As for Russia, it will continue to consistently advocate the strengthening of global and regional security and stability. [Russia] will further and strictly adhere to its international obligations to build relations with partners constructively and respectfully, guided by international legal norms and the Charter of the United Nations.” *MULTIPLE SHOTS AT SOURCE*

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