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Lavrov says Russia will ‘no longer rely’ on West for energy trade as Moscow pivots to India and China

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Shweta Sharma
Friday 03 March 2023 10:31 GMT
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Lavrov says Russia will 'no longer rely' on West for energy trade

Russia will no longer rely on partners in the West for its energy trade and its new energy policy will be oriented towards more reliable partners such as India and China, foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said.

The Russian foreign minister who was in Delhi for the foreign ministers’ G20 meeting was speaking at the Raisina Dialogue, a multilateral conference, in capital New Delhi on Friday.

Mr Lavrov was asked how the war affected Russia’s strategy on energy and whether it will pivot to Asia for its energy trade.

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