Russia to build first helicopter carrier by 2022Military & Defense May 25, 17:41
OPEC extends agreement on oil production cutBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:16
Russia, China sign memorandum on cooperation in AntarcticaBusiness & Economy May 25, 17:15
Russian diplomat calls Kerry’s advice to learn Russian ‘strange’Russian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 17:11
Russian State Duma committee upholds Nebenzya’s appointment as UN permanent representativeRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 16:56
Putin calls talks with Chinese foreign minister important step ahead of Xi Jinping’s visitRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 16:43
Russian diplomat says West continues to ‘turn a blind eye’ to chemical incidents in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 16:35
Diplomat blasts CNN’s media blitz against Russia's US envoyRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 16:19
Russian diplomat warns about possible escalation of violence in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 15:42
UNITED NATIONS, October 5. /TASS/. Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres is a clear leader in the race for the post of the UN Secretary General and his candidacy will be approved on Thursday in the course of official voting at the UN Security Council, the Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters on Wednesday.
An agreement has been reached. UN Security Council members to elect me as new UN Secretary General. I'm honored and happy.— Antonio Guterres (@AntGuterres) 5 октября 2016 г.
He also said he hoped members of the Security Council would vote for Guterres unanimously.
On behalf of Security Council members, Churkin wished Guterres success in performing the duties of the Secretary General in the next five years.
After official endorsement at the Security Council, Guterres’s candidature will endorsed by the UN General Assembly.