The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has summed up the results of the outgoing 2020 in foreign policy. The material was published on the official website of the department.
The most important area of work this year at the Foreign Ministry called the return of Russians from abroad after the closure of flights between countries due to the epidemiological situation, as well as assistance to those who are in a difficult life situation abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic. The department recalled that thanks to the efforts of diplomats, more than 300 thousand Russian citizens returned to their homeland.
Russia was one of the first to actively assist other countries in the fight against coronavirus and overcoming the negative consequences of the pandemic, the Foreign Ministry stressed.
“The promotion of multilateral cooperation in the field of public health was facilitated by Russian efforts through the UN and its specialized agencies, primarily WHO, as well as the EAEU, CSTO, BRICS, SCO, G20 and other associations,” the ministry commented.