Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Monday, 13 August 2018 16:48

On August 13, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

The two officials discussed the prospects of improving the efficiency of the UN, including in preventing conflicts and peacemaking efforts. They also exchanged opinions on the UN agenda with an emphasis on the Syrian settlement. They agreed that progress in resolving crises directly depends on the readiness of the UN member states to make joint efforts based on international law, goals and principles of the UN Charter.

At his request, the Secretary-General was informed about the contacts between the human rights commissioners of Russia and Ukraine.

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