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UNITED NATIONS, February 7. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is expected to take part in the UN Security Council’s debate at the ministerial level due on February 23, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin confirmed in reply to a question from TASS.
"Yes, I do expect Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to be here on February 23," he said.
Churkin did not mention if Lavrov would have any meetings during his stay in the United States.
"That’s all in the planning phase," he explained.
The ministerial level debate, to be chaired by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi, will be devoted to the maintenance of international peace and security and the lessons of history. The debate will be timed for the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the establishment of the United Nations.