RT-Engels: 05-06-2024,

The US and its allies seem unable to get over the colonial view of international relations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday, while visiting Burkina Faso.

In a joint press conference in Ouagadougou with his Burkinabe counterpart, Karamoko Jean Marie Traore, Lavrov was asked whether Russia intends to “oust” the US from Africa.

“Americans can’t seem to get rid of this syndrome of omnipotence and permissiveness. They consider themselves entitled to present their claims throughout the world,” Lavrov responded.

“They tell the countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America and – of course – Europe how to act in economics and politics, how they should work with the US against anyone Washington considers a competitor. They measure all international relations by their own yardstick: who is for the US and who is against the US.”

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This “does not concern” Moscow, which is building relations with friends in Africa based entirely on mutual interests, benefits and complete equality, the Russian diplomat noted.

“The West is still playing zero-sum games. They are unable to comprehend equal interaction,” Lavrov noted. “They are still sick with the ‘bug’ of colonialism and neo-colonialism, which drives their relations with the Global Majority. These relationships are still viewed as an opportunity to live at the expense of others, to extract unilateral advantages.”

Lavrov embarked on a tour of Africa this week,

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