20 September 201623:07

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov’s meeting with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien


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On September 20, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met with UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly.

The parties exchanged opinions on the recent developments in Syria with an emphasis on the need to improve the humanitarian situation in that country in the context of the Russian-US agreement reached on September 9 and aimed at promoting a ceasefire. The officials also discussed the humanitarian situation in Yemen and further efforts following the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in light of the UN Secretary-General’s report “One Humanity, Shared Responsibility” and the new Agenda for Humanity.

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