Russia’s new UN envoy: World faces ‘unprecedented threats’

Guterres stressed the importance of "effective cooperation" between the UN and Russia. He praised Nebenzia's predecessor, Vitaly Churkin, who died in February, as a "brilliant" diplomat.

By: AP | United Nations | Published:July 28, 2017 11:48 pm
UN, United Nations, Russia UN, General Antonio Guterres, Vassily Nebenzi, latest news, latest world news Russia’s new ambassador to the United Nations Vassily Alekseevich Nebenzia, left, shakes hands with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres when he presented his credentials, at United Nations headquarters, Friday, July 28, 2017. (Eskinder Debebe/United Nations via AP)

Russia’s new envoy to the United Nations has taken up his post saying that the world is being confronted by “unprecedented threats and challenges” and Moscow is committed to human rights. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday. He said that as a permanent member of the Security Council, Russia “will continue contributing constructively to addressing those challenges together with the international community.”

Guterres stressed the importance of “effective cooperation” between the UN and Russia. He praised Nebenzia’s predecessor, Vitaly Churkin, who died in February, as a “brilliant” diplomat.

Nebenzia later told a General Assembly meeting on terrorism that the world needs to work together against extremists and extremist groups, especially “foreign terrorist fighters.”

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