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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's participation in a meeting of foreign ministers of the UN Security Council's permanent members

23 September 202104:45

On September 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attended a traditional meeting of the ministers for foreign affairs of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in New York. The event was held on the sidelines of the high-level general debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

The ministers discussed current issues on the UN Security Council's agenda, focusing on the developments in Afghanistan. They emphasised the urgent need of providing uninterrupted humanitarian aid to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and to the countries that are receiving Afghan refugees, as well as the need to prevent the proliferation of the terrorist and drug threats throughout the region.

During the meeting, Sergey Lavrov pointed out the importance of coordinating collective answers to the modern threats and challenges based on the UN Charter and other norms of international law. He noted that the permanent members of the UN Security Council bear special responsibility to the international community as a whole.

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