23:09 GMT02 December 2020
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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.

    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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