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Lavrov and Ban Ki-moon concerned Egypt’s situation may affect entire region

August 09, 2013, 8:43 UTC+3
“Our counterparts confirm that the UN Secretary General’s envoys will be working actively in all those directions,” Russia’s Foreign Minister said
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

WASHINGTON, August 9 (Itar-Tass) - Envoys of the UN Secretary General will be working actively on the situation in Egypt, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed following his meeting with Ban Ki-moon in New York on Friday.

“During the meeting we expressed our special concern about the situation in Egypt and its potential impact on the entire region, minding the role of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Middle Eastern and North African region, in the LAS, in the African Union,” Lavrov said.

“Our counterparts confirm that the UN Secretary General’s envoys will be working actively in all those directions,” Russia’s Foreign Minister said.

Sergei Lavrov and Ban Ki-monn also discussed the Syrian issue. Russia’s Foreign Minister believes that UN’s part in the Middle East conflict settlement should be more in demand. He said that the conflict should be settled collectively despite Russia’s welcoming the efforts of U.S.

Another topic was the situation in Afghanistan and the global role of UN after 2014.

“Our viewpoints basically coincide, and we support the actions of Secretary General towards establishing a dialogue on Syria in the framework of Israel-Palestine issue settlement, as well as in the context of Iranian nuclear program. We count on UN’s support in what is done by the Sextet and in what concerns Afghani regulation,” Sergei Lavrov said, adding that he is satisfied with the meeting which he called substantive and positive.  

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