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The UN Secretary General expressed readiness to meet with Lavrov in New York in April.

The UN Secretary General expressed readiness to meet with Lavrov in New York in April.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres is ready to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during his visit to New York in April, if such a request is received from the Russian side, Stefan Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary General, said at a briefing.

Russia will chair the UN Security Council in April. It is expected that Lavrov will take part in a number of meetings of the Security Council.

Asked if the UN Secretary General plans to meet with Lavrov, Dujarric said: “If he comes to New York and there is a request for a meeting, of course, the Secretary General will meet with him.”

“The secretary general will continue to talk to anyone, continuing to do his job,” he added.