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Russia preparing UNSC special meeting on analysing terrorism threats — FM

August 14, 2015, 16:18 UTC+3

Sergey Lavrov said it in an exclusive interview with TASS first deputy director general Mikhail Gusman

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

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MOSCOW, August 14. /TASS/. Russia will convene in September a special ministerial meeting on analysing terrorism threats coming from the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman in an exclusive interview on Friday.

"In September, Russia has presidency in the UN Security Council and we are preparing a special ministerial meeting that will be devoted to a comprehensive analysis of those terrorism threats that come from the region of the Middle East and North Africa," Lavrov said ahead of the General Assembly’s session marking the 70th anniversary of the UN.

"I am sure that this issue will sound loud during the discussions at the UN General Assembly," Lavrov said.

"We will try to set the tone at the Security Council meeting including with due regard to the initiative announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on forming a united front of fight against terrorist groups like the Islamic State while simultaneously promoting the processes of political settlement in the region and particularly in Syria," he said.

The forthcoming General Assembly’s session will be "full of events," Lavrov said.

"On the eve of the discussion on the general political issues in the world to be attended by the heads of state, a summit will be held that will be dedicated to the sustainable development," the Russian foreign minister said.

A new program up to 2030 will be adopted at the summit outlining the international efforts on solving the problems in the sphere of economy, finances, with close links to tasks in the social and environmental sphere.

The full version of the interview will be aired on the Rossiya 24 TV channel in September in the special release of the "Formula of Power" program, "The United Nations - 70 Years.".

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