Lavrov and Ban Ki-moon discuss Syria and Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with the UN’s outgoing Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday, in the course of which they discussed some pressing issues of the international agenda, including the situation in Syria and other countries of the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the peace settlement in Ukraine on the basis of the Minsk accords and the UN Security Council Resolution 2202.

Lavrov said he was satisfied on the whole with the level of collaboration with Secretary Ban, who quits on January 1, 2017 in spite of all the complications and controversies of the period of world politics that his term of office fell on and the pressures he had he was subjected to, TASS reports.

"Ban Ki-moon thanked Russia for its support to the UN and praised Moscow’s role in the matters of ensuring global peace and security," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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