Date of UN Security Council’s P5 summit yet to be set, preparations underway — Lavrov
12 August 2020

Date of UN Security Council’s P5 summit yet to be set, preparations underway — Lavrov

MOSCOW, August 12. /TASS/. The date of the summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (P5) is yet to be set, preparations for the event are still under way, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Argumenty i Fakty newspaper published on Wednesday. "We are currently working on aspects of the forthcoming event. There is no exact date so far," Lavrov said. According to the minister, Russia is determined to achieve practical results rather than hold the meeting as soon as possible. "The summit - with a solid foundation of the UN Charter - will allow launching a serious and direct conversation of the leaders on principles of interaction in global affairs and ways to solve the humanity’s most pressing problems, and move closer to agreeing common rules of conduct, including with an aim to preserve global peace and prevent a large-scale military confrontation," he said. Speaking at the World Holocaust Forum on January 23, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested organizing a summit of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council in 2020. Russia suggests discussing collective principles in international affairs, arms control and other security issues as well as overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more