Grigory Karasin takes part in the 18th International Muslim Forum

The senator emphasised that Russia and the Islamic world are united by common approaches to creating a just multipolar world order.

Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Foreign Affairs Grigory Karasin took part in the 18th International Muslim Forum, which was held in Moscow on 7–10 December 2022.

“Russia and the Islamic world are united by common approaches to the creation of a just multipolar world order; they jointly promote the true interests of multilateral cooperation and interaction, and do not accept attempts to build a unipolar world based on pseudo-liberal Western values,” the senator said at the event.

In difficult conditions of international tension, it is important that Forum participants discuss problems of justice and moderation, social harmony, and reach consensus. Only on such a foundation can there be a lasting peace in which the interests of all countries, religions, and peoples are respected,” Grigory Karasin stressed.

The 18th International Muslim Forum is organised by the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation in a year when the 1100th anniversary of the adoption of Islam by the peoples of the Volga Bulgaria is being celebrated. Numerous ceremonial events across the country were timed to coincide with this significant date, including a meeting of the Russia-Islamic World Strategic Vision Group, as well as the 13th International Economic Summit Russia-Islamic World: KazanSummit 2022, in which representatives of many member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation participated.