According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on December 3. The interlocutors discussed issues related to the response of the UN system to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guterres also welcomed Russia's role in ending hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh. The interlocutors considered the capabilities of the UN system to assist in resolving humanitarian issues in the region by cooperating with peacekeepers from Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia.
The UN Secretary General and the Russian Foreign Minister also exchanged views on the situation in Yemen, Libya and the Middle East in general.