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Foreign Ministers of France and Germany requested a meeting with Lavrov at the UN General Assembly

Foreign Ministers of France and Germany requested a meeting with Lavrov at the UN General Assembly

The official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, said that the possible EU ban on bilateral negotiations with the Russian side does not prevent the French and German foreign ministers from persistently requesting a meeting with Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. 

According to her, Brussels “quietly” dissuades from contacts those countries with which Moscow has many historical, economic and humanitarian ties. At the same time, the “Western giants” themselves are asking for a meeting, Zakharova stressed.

“Do you want names? I have them: Column – France, Burbock – Germany, and another representative of Northern Europe requested a meeting with Sergey Lavrov. This is the second day they are requesting,” she said.

According to the idea of ​​​​the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with isolation, in particular with a ban on photography, failed and the General Assembly became another confirmation. Zakharova gathered that the Russian room at the UN headquarters has become a negotiation center on this site.

Earlier it became known about the cancellation of Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov scheduled on Thursday night. According to the representative of the country, Marios Pelecanos, he banned bilateral meetings with a meeting with Russia.

Lavrov arrived in New York on Wednesday to attend the 77th session of the UN General Assembly. The minister’s plane covered the distance from Moscow to the United States along the northern route, flying around unfriendly countries in 12 hours.

The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said earlier that Lavrov was scheduled to speak at a meeting of the General Assembly itself and about 20 bilateral meetings in New York. Negotiations with the President of Cyprus were to take place on Thursday night.