Lavrov calls diplomacy the oldest profession

June 7, 2017 RBTH
Sergei Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Source:

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has emphasized the importance of diplomacy in the history of mankind, RNS reported on June 6.

"By the way, I am ready to defend the point of view that they incorrectly consider ‘that’ profession the oldest, because the oldest profession is diplomacy - because first you need to negotiate, and diplomacy is the art of negotiation," Lavrov said during a meeting with students from the Kant Baltic Federal University.

According to the minister, diplomacy is a very interesting job, especially when it brings results.

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