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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council in New York in April, the month Russia will hold the rotating presidency.

“Another key initiative of the Russian presidency will be an open high-level discussion in the (Security) Council on effective multilateral cooperation through the defense of the principles of the United Nations Charter,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters. .

The meeting will be chaired by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and, as Zakharova said, the head of Russian diplomacy also plans to chair a meeting on the Middle East on April 25.

< p> Earlier today, Ukraine called a "bad joke" the upcoming Russian Presidency of the UN Security Council.

"Russia is usurping its position, waging a colonialist war, its president is a war criminal wanted by the ICC for child abduction," said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

On Saturday, Russia will host the  Presidency of the UN Security Council for one month, succeeding Mozambique.

Lavrov's last visit to the United Nations headquarters in New York was last September, during the UN General Assembly.



Source: www.sigmalive.com

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