Moscow [Russia]: Russia anticipates that the USA will certainly release visas to Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as well as his delegation for their participation in the top-level meetings during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, a senior mediator informed Sputnik on Thursday.
” Our team believe that [Foreign Minister] Sergey Lavrov, in addition to the participants of the delegation and their replacements detailed in the [governmental] order, will be issued access visas to the United States in a timely fashion. We contact the UN secretariat to see to it the United States purely meets its commitments under the Arrangement between the UN and also the US federal government concerning the place of the UN headquarters, including the bona fide consideration of all visa applications on schedule,” Pyotr Ilyichev, supervisor of the Department of International Organizations at the Russian Foreign Ministry, stated.
In late February, the US enforced sanctions against Lavrov, which included a ban on going into the country, freezing of assets in the United States and also barring United States firms and citizens from doing business with those involved in the sanctions checklist.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called the sanctions invalid and included that Lavrov does not have accounts in foreign financial institutions. Meanwhile, UN speaker Farhan Haq told Sputnik on Wednesday that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and other elderly UN officials continue to be in close contact with the host nation, the USA, and with the worried objectives at the globe body, including the Russian objective, when it come to issues under the UN-US Head Office Agreement.
On July 27, some media records suggested that the United States did not issue visas to numerous Russian reps planning to participate in the job of the United Nations bodies as Russia has actually had an enduring trouble with its diplomats not having the ability to get US visas in time to attend UN events.
According to the agreement in between the United Nations and also the United States, as the host country of the headquarters, the United States authorities ought to not block agents and also authorities of the company’s member nations from checking out the UN, Sputnik reported.