Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
Russia must change its foreign policy in the direction of increasing interaction with the countries of Central Asia, the leader of Russia's LDPR faction Vladimir Zhirinovsky said within the “hour of statements”.
He reminded that as early as in 2001, he called for improving relations primarily with the CIS countries, but 17 years had passed since then and the foreign policy still had not changed, Podrobno.uz reported.
“I agree that it is possible to travel to all countries of the world, to establish relations with all countries,” Zhirinovsky said. “But the main direction is South-East: Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan.”
Last week, the LDPR delegation visited Tajikistan. The Russian MPs met with the leadership of the country, the president, the speaker of parliament, the minister of foreign affairs, visited the metallurgical plant, and agricultural enterprises.
Zhirinovsky urged to strengthen work in this direction and to ratify in a fast-track manner all agreements with the states of Central Asia.
A few days ago, Zhirinovsky visited Bukhara city of Uzbekistan, where he danced with the Uzbek people right in the street and tasted Uzbek cuisine.