VSThis is the first meeting of its kind since the start of the war in Ukraine. The head of Moroccan diplomacy met on September 22 with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, on the sidelines of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations.
This interview took place in the presence of the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Morocco to the United Nations, Omar Hilale. No information on the issues discussed at the meeting was released.
On the sidelines of the work of the 77th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Mr. Nasser Bourita spoke today in New York with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Mr. Sergueï Lavrov.#UNGA pic.twitter.com/xlc53oiCGO
— Morocco Diplomacy 🇲🇦 (@MarocDiplomatie) September 22, 2022
The talks with the Russian minister, on the sidelines of the general assembly, have been limited this year, due to Western restrictions on his country after the start of the war in Ukraine.
Thus, Lavrov did not speak with any of his counterparts in the European Union or North America, with the exception of the head of Hungarian diplomacy, Peter Szijjarto.
— Russia at the United Nations (@RussiaUN) September 23, 2022
Besides, Lavrov met with his counterparts from China, South Africa, the Vatican, Egypt and Bahrain.