League of Arab States
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with LAS Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul-Gheit
On September 20, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Secretary-General of the League of Arab States (LAS) Ahmed Aboul-Gheit on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly under way in New York.
The sides exchanged views about the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with an emphasis on the need to continue collective efforts in search of political and diplomatic solutions to crisis situations in the region. A number of practical issues dealing with cooperation between Russia and LAS were also discussed, including preparations for the fourth session of the Russian-Arab Cooperation Forum.