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Top U.S., China and Russia diplomats to speak on cooperation

Added 05-07-21 12:03:02am EST - “A Security Council meeting aimed at strengthening global cooperation and the role of the United Nations is expected to hear from the top American, Chinese and Russian diplomats as well as other ministers on Friday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A Security Council meeting aimed at strengthening global cooperation and the role of the United Nations is expected to hear from the top American, Chinese and Russian diplomats as well as other ministers on Friday.

China, which holds the council’s rotating presidency this month, said in a “concept note” to members of the U.N.’s most powerful body that it organized the meeting in hopes the 15 nations will “reaffirm their strong commitment to multilateralism” as the world faces global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic recovery and climate change.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will be chairing the meeting and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are among the confirmed participants. It will be the first event that all three take part in, though virtually.

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China’s U.N. envoy Zhang Jun told a news conference Monday: “It’s becoming more and more evident that in tackling the current global crises, multilateralism represents the right way out.”

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