UNITED NATIONS, September 27 (Itar-Tass) — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly held a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the UN press service reported on Monday evening.
They discussed a wide range of issues, including the situation in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the news release received by Itar-Tass. They also exchanged views on the Middle East peace process, negotiations on the Cyprus settlement and the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear issue.
The Secretary-General also addressed the situation in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as what the UN needs properly perform its obligations there to maintain peace, the press service said. In this regard, he expressed the hope for assistance from Russia.
According to the press service of the UN General Assembly, Lavrov will speak on Tuesday morning during the general political debate of the 66th session of the UN GA. The Russian foreign minister is going to raise in his speech a wide range of international issues.
The Russian delegation told Itar-Tass that the RF foreign minister intends to touch upon regional conflicts, issues of disarmament and non-proliferation, problems of overcoming the consequences of the financial crisis, the need for strict observance of human rights primarily in the context of the UN Charter, as well as responding to global challenges the international community is facing.