MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) — Broad support for the Russian diplomat Kirill Gevorgian, elected member of the UN International Court of Justice, underlines an appreciation of Russia's role in international affairs by the world community, Russian Foreign Ministry stated Friday.
The UN General Assembly and Security Council elected four judges of the World Court on Thursday. Russian diplomat and lawyer Kirill Gevorgian was among the four.
"The broad support for the Russian candidate is evidence of high evaluation of the Russian Federation's role in international affairs by the international community," the ministry's statement said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry thanked "all states that supported Gevorgian in the elections."
The International Court of Justice is the primary judicial branch of the United Nations. Russian representatives have consistently served as judges in the court since its establishment in 1945. Gevorgian will be the ninth Russian judge to serve in the International Court of Justice.