Russian, US envoys agree to improve coordination at UN Security Council

Russian, US envoys agree to improve coordination at UN Security Council

Newly appointed Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya and his US counterpart Nikki Haley have agreed to advance cooperation at the UN Security Council despite tensions between their two nations, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation announced in a release on Wednesday after the ambassadors met, Sputnik reports.

"Russian Permanent Representative Vasily Nebenzya visited his US colleague Nikki Haley for the first time in his new capacity. During the visit, the heads of the two missions agreed upon improving coordination on their efforts at the UN Security Council, including on the issues of terrorism, the situations with North Korea, Syria, Yemen, Libya and other countries, which are all on the agenda of the Council," the release said.

The release explained that both sides expressed hope to "strengthen cooperation" between the US and Russian delegations, which are the permanent members of the UN Security Council, "despite the difficult moment in the history of bilateral relations."

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