Publish dateWednesday 26 April 2023 - 09:32
Story Code : 268963
In a meeting with Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asked the officials of the organization to respect the principles of neutrality, equality and justice.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia announced in a statement this morning, Tuesday (April 25), that in the meeting between Lavrov and Guterres, both sides emphasized the importance of further strengthening the coordinating and central role of the United Nations. They emphasized the process of global politics and the promotion of real multilateralism.
In addition, the Russian Foreign Minister drew the attention of the UN Secretary General to the story of the US not issuing visas to Russian journalists. In this regard, it was once again emphasized the need to start arbitration as soon as possible in relation to this action of the United States.
Sergey Lavrov also positively evaluated the possibility of moving the United Nations from New York, where the headquarters of this international organization is currently located. This morning, in response to the journalists' question whether now is the right time for the United Nations to leave New York, he said: "I think it would be good."
Earlier, Moscow officials noted that the Russian side prefers the UN headquarters to be in Geneva or Vienna.
Lavrov and Guterres also exchanged views on some issues discussed at the UN Security Council level, including the situation in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and other international issues.
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