Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to refrain from politicized initiatives and applying double standards.
“The most relevant international issues were traditionally in the highlight, as well as various aspects of cooperation between Russia and the UN,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said following talks Lavrov and Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly.
“An urge to prevent drawing representatives of the UN structures into politicized initiatives in the context of the Ukrainian crisis was addressed to Guterres,” the statement reads.
“UN Secretary General’s pledges to refrain from participating in initiatives that do not imply the participation of all parties, were focused on,” the ministry added, as reported by TASS news agency.
Lavrov also directed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s attention to unacceptability of applying double standards in US documents regarding various territories.
“The minister once again stressed the necessity of strict observance of the principles of fairness and centrality set in Article 100 of the UN Charter by the UN leadership and all employees of the global organization without any exceptions,” the ministry said.
“Lavrov also noted the unacceptability of applying double standards regarding various territories in UN statistics and other documents,” the statement reads.