Lavrov: Borrell cannot hide the racist nature of his worldview

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that European Union Foreign Minister Josep Borrell cannot hide the racist nature of his worldview.

The Russian minister’s statement came in response to a comment by Borrell, in which he criticized Lavrov’s visits to African countries, called the head of European diplomacy Mali and Eritrea “easy countries” for Russia, and accused Moscow of spreading lies about the African continent. continent.

Lavrov responded to these remarks at a press conference following talks with Malian Foreign Minister Abdalla Diop on Tuesday: “This was said by a man who does not know how to hide the racist essence of his worldview.”

Lavrov added that recent statements by Paris and other European capitals regarding Russia’s cooperation with African countries reflect “new undying colonial instincts that clearly prevent the West from realizing the realities of the modern world and the need to keep up with the times.” .”

The Russian Foreign Minister emphasized: “We have nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of … We stood on the foundations of the liberation of Africa from colonial domination.”

Source: TASS

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