The message reads, in part:
“70 years ago, World War II ended and the countries who fought together in the coalition against Hitler joined forces to lay the foundations of international relations for many years to come. They established the United Nations Organisation with the aim of maintaining peace and security in the world. The UN Charter enshrines basic principles of international law such as states’ sovereign equality, non-intervention in countries’ internal affairs, peaceful resolution of disputes, and peoples’ right to self-determination.
Over these years, the UN has convincingly demonstrated its usefulness and has helped us to avoid the horrors of a new world war, put in place favourable conditions for dismantling the colonial system, and helped to bring about today’s diversity of countries and contributed to their social and economic development. The UN plays a key role in ensuring global security and settling regional conflicts and crises. As one of the UN’s founding members, Russia has made a substantial contribution to the UN’s activities in all areas and continues to do so today.
I think it essential to continue strengthening the UN’s central coordinating role in international affairs, especially in the fight against terrorism as the main global threat today, and to support the UN’s efforts to promote sustainable development and dialogue between civilisations. The time has come to work together to create a healthier international situation based on awareness of our common responsibility for humanity’s future and a return to the culture of reaching compromises. Only this approach will help us to find effective responses to the 21st century’s challenges.”