Negotiations started on September 21. Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrovmet with Rafael Grossi, Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in New York, USA. The parties had previously come together for Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, Zaporizhia, which was in the middle of the Ukraine-Russia conflicts.
Minister Lavrov met with the foreign ministers of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) countries formed by Russia-Kazakhstan-Armenia-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, and later met with the Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadéra.
Having met with Peter Maurer, Chairman of the International Committee of the Red Cross, who had previously visited Russia for the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, Lavrov met with President of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis. Lavrov awarded the “Order of Friendship” to Venezuelan Foreign Minister Carlos Faria in New York.
TURKEY-RUSSIA-IRAN TRIPLE MEETING
In an interview with the US-based Newsweek magazine, Minister Lavrov said, UN Chairman of the General Assembly, Csaba Körösi, had a bilateral meeting with his Bolivian counterpart and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. Lavrov had a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Astana format. Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov concluded his first day of diplomacy in New York by meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos França.
VATICAN AND JORDAN MEETING
Lavrov, who started his second day with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who served as Vatican’s Foreign Minister, met with his Bahraini, Panamanian, Indonesian, South African and Moroccan counterparts after a series of meetings. Having met with Hungarian Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Szijjártó, Lavrov met with his Mexican counterpart, Marcelo Ebrard.
Lavrov made a series of diplomatic contacts after meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ayman Safadi on September 23.