Sergey Startsev. Alternatives to partnership and mutually advantageous and equitable cooperation between Russia and Italy is not, despite some political disagreements, said in an interview Last news Russian Ambassador to Italy Sergei Razov.
"We have expressed interest in continuing interactions and perceive mutual attitude. This is evidenced by personal meetings and regular phone conversations of our leaders ", - noted the diplomat. He said that in March this year the Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi visited in the capital of Russia and the Russian President Vladimir Putin in June, visited Rome and Milan." Briefly describe the dialogue of Directors of our States is possible, likely, words, mutually respectful and open, " said Razov.
"Italy is one of the most important partners of Russia among the countries-EU members - helps to maintain a dialogue with this international organization. In addition to European Affairs We have been cooperating with Rome and in solving topical international issues. As you know, on the initiative of the Italian side some time ago was created the Council Russia-NATO. Positive also, and overall dynamics of bilateral trade turnover: from 1994 to 2014, He increased the order to 4, 4 to 48, 4 billion, although in the last year and a half due to objective reasons, there is a reduction of trade, " the Russian diplomat said.
at the same time Razov has specified that prevailing in the last period of time in the West "line to contain the capital of Russia" in connection with the situation in Ukraine had no possibility to affect the bilateral relations between the two countries.
"The danger is that the excessive politicization of controversial issues on the bilateral agenda, followed by the adoption of prohibitive lists against Russian legal entities and individuals, as well as economic sanctions, might delay the situation in the" funnel ", the output of which in the ways of diplomacy will be extremely difficult. Launched flywheel of confrontation destroys the security architecture, poisons the atmosphere of mutual trust, causes considerable economic harm. Unfortunately, these factors objectively work against the deepening of our bilateral cooperation with Italy, including, of course, and trading volume, " revealed the Ambassador.
anyway, according to the analysis Razov, the Russian-Italian relations, the Foundation of which is the Treaty on friendship and cooperation in 1994, " were and remain a General partnership based on mutual respect ".
The full text of the interview is available on the Internet representation of the ria. EN eleven. 00.