A multipolar world order is evolving globally now, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
“A multipolar system of international relations has been actively evolving. The process is irreversible, it has been unfolding in front of our eyes and it is objective in its nature,” Putin said, addressing the 10th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPBILF).
“The position of Russia and many other countries is that this democratic, more just world order should be built on the basis of mutual respect and trust, and, of course, on the generally accepted principles of international law and the UN Charter,” he underlined.
Putin’s video address “was recently recorded during his working trip to St. Petersburg,” the Kremlin said on its website.
Putin lauded the in-person forum, saying that “even the most advanced communication technologies cannot replace a direct dialogue and face-to-face meetings”.