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UN, January 20. /Spec. Q. TASS Maria Ustimenko/. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov concluded the trip in new York, where on January 18-19 spoke at two meetings of the Security Council (SC) of the UN on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the security and stability in Afghanistan and Central Asia. Participation in discussions was accompanied by meetings with foreign colleagues, which addressed both bilateral issues and the most pressing issues on the international agenda is the situation around the nuclear deal with Iran, Syria and middle East issues.
Lavrov also spoke at the opening ceremony of the exhibition devoted to memory of victims of the Holocaust and the role of the red army in the liberation of the prisoners of the death camps.
As a result of participation in the activities of the headquarters of the UN, the Minister answered questions from Russian and foreign journalists.
Discussions about security and confidence-building measures
The high-level debate was organized by Kazakhstan, presiding in the UN security Council in January. The Russian side welcomed the initiative of Astana on the conduct of these meetings, noting their relevance and support from other UN members.