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1 July 201915:04

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during the meeting with UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths, Moscow, July 1, 2019

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We would like to welcome your team, which is not very big, but I am sure that it is effective. As the proverb says, “Good things come in small packages.”

I remember that we did not have a chance to cooperate on routine UN matters, but still we were at the same time in the same city and in the same building.

We really appreciate all that you are doing on behalf of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. We maintain close contact with our Embassy, ​​which is now in Riyadh. We consider your regular meetings with the ambassadors of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council accredited in Yemen and located in Riyadh and some others to be very useful.

I would like to once again confirm our support for your initiatives and ideas that you are promoting.

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