UNITED NATIONS, March 31. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will chair an open debate on April 24 on effective multilateralism through the defense of the principles of the UN Charter as part of Russia’s chairmanship of the UN Security Council, Moscow’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said in an interview with TASS.
"We expect Sergey Lavrov to arrive in New York in the second half of April. He will chair an open debate on April 24 on the topic of effective multilateralism through the defense of the principles of the UN Charter. Our idea is to hold a comprehensive, forward-looking strategic discussion about the contours of a new world order that is coming to replace the unipolar one," he pointed out.
"We call on UN members to look beyond the horizon of the current moment and present their vision of how we could build a truly multipolar world through joint efforts, in which the interests of all states would be guaranteed. To do this, it is important to discuss the topic of protecting the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, including sovereign equality of states. This conversation is long overdue," the Russian envoy added.
The full text of the interview is available at: https://tass.com/politics/1596965