Slutsky: Russia's new UN envoy worthy successor to Churkin

Slutsky: Russia's new UN envoy worthy successor to Churkin

The head of the State Duma’s international affairs committee Leonid Slutsky commented Russia’s pick for its new UN ambassador, saying he will be a worthy successor to fill the shoes of Vitaly Churkin who passed away suddenly in February.

"This was the right choice. Vasily Nebenzya certainly works as professionally as his predecessor, a great diplomat worked, and will adhere to the high standards set forth by him,"  Slutsky stressed.

"No doubt that Vasily Nebenzya will manage to competently continue the constructive and professional policy of Vitaly Churkin, aimed at convincing partners in the UN Security Council of the integrity and honesty of our approaches," TASS cited Slutsky as saying.

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