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Russia proposes to convene international meeting on security in Persian Gulf

February 19, 2014, 16:25 UTC+3 KUWAIT CITY
Russia also confirms that the country is interested in holding a conference before the end of the year on creating a zone free of nuclear weapons
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KUWAIT CITY, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia proposes to convene an international meeting to ensure security in the Gulf, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the third ministerial round of strategic dialogue between Russia and the Council of Cooperation for the Arab States of the Gulf here on Wednesday.

“We are prepared together with Arab partners to modernize Russian concept of ensuring security in the Gulf,” Lavrov noted. “For this purpose we propose to organize an international meeting involving member-countries of the council, Iran, five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and other parties concerned,” Lavrov said.

“It would be possible to contemplate and convene an expert meeting of representatives of academic circles and diplomats,” he added.

Russia also confirms that the country is interested in holding a conference before the end of the year on creating a zone free of nuclear weapons and other types of mass destruction weapons and their delivery vehicles, the Russian president stated.

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