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    Earlier, Russia's Deputy Permanent UN Representative Gennady Kuzmin said that the United Nations General Assembly Sixth Committee, which deals with legal issues, suspended its work due to the problems faced by diplomats who were trying to get US visas.

    The Russian delegation will not leave the United Nations General Assembly's first committee session despite the fact that some members of the delegation had been denied US visas, the country's foreign ministry has said. 

    On Monday, Russia's Deputy Permanent UN Representative Gennady Kuzmin said that the UNGA sixth committee had joined the first committee in suspending its work over visa-related problems faced by diplomats. He added that he expects the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to discuss the visa problem with the US as the host country of the UN headquarters.  

    Several members of the Russian delegation did not receive visas to take part in the General Debate of the 74th UNGA which ran from 24-30 September in New York.

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