Lavrov: the West forget the ideas of de Gaulle on the creation of a greater Europe

the Idea of the French leader Charles de Gaulle on the establishment of greater Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals without dividing lines and bloc rivalries forgotten in the West, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. In his article, written in honor of the 130th anniversary of the famous General for the Revue Politique et Parlementaire, head of the foreign Ministry assesses the results of the policy of “netcentricity” and reminds that in Moscow time and again suggested to unite efforts to increase the efficiency of economies and lay the Foundation of common security.

Russia has done everything that Europe has embarked on the path of prosperity and sustainable development, reminds Lavrov. According to him, de Gaulle has always been a supporter of building mutually respectful relations with Moscow. The confirmation of the Soviet-French Treaty of Alliance and mutual assistance, concluded in 1944. “However, after the resignation of de Gaulle in 1946 and the beginning of the cold war, the potential of the agreements was an unrealized,” said Lavrov.

In the early 1990-ies there was a historical chance for the embodiment of noble intentions, de Gaulle, including on the unification of the continent. It was our country proposed to conclude a European security Treaty and to start working together to create a common space of peace, stability, extensive economic and humanitarian cooperation from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean.