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Russia, Thailand Agree on UN’s Key Role in Conflict Resolution – Lavrov

© Sputnik / Irina Kalashnikova / Go to the mediabankRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
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Russian foreign minister said that Moscow and Bangkok agree that the United Nations should play a central role in facilitating the peaceful ending of ongoing conflicts.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a speech during an event of the Koerber Foundation in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 13, 2017. - Sputnik International
Russia Interested in Diversifying Cooperation With Thailand – Lavrov
BANGKOK (Sputnik) Moscow and Bangkok agree that the United Nations should play a central role in facilitating the peaceful ending of ongoing conflicts, the Russian foreign minister said Thursday.

"Russia and Thailand support UN’s central role in solving regional problems, and back peaceful ways of settling conflicts and crises based on the UN Charter," Sergei Lavrov said in Bangkok.

The Russian top diplomat, who is visiting Thailand this week for celebrations marking 120 years of diplomatic relations, stressed the two counties were cooperation closely within the UN, as well as in the Asia Pacific region and its organizations, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Minister Lavrov said that, during his talks with Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwina, they noted that their stances on key international problems were either close or marching.

In turn, Minister Pramudwina said they had discussed the situation in North Korea, which has been recently slapped with new economic sanctions by the United Nations over non-compliance with demands to stop its controversial ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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