- Russian Foreign Minister to Attend Disarmament Conference in Geneva March 20 - Spokeswoman
Russian Foreign Minister To Attend Disarmament Conference In Geneva March 20 - Spokeswoman
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will participate in the plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on March 20, Maria Zakharova, the ministry's spokeswoman, said on Friday
"On March 20, the Russian foreign minister will take part in the plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. [Lavrov] will address one of the most important forums on disarmament, setting out Russia's approach to key issues relating to arms control, disarmament and non-proliferation, taking into account how the situation in this field is developing," the spokeswoman said.
During the 2018 Conference on Disarmament, Lavrov stated that Russia had achieved outstanding results in this area and had reduced its nuclear arsenal by over 85 percent compared to the height of the Cold War.
The Conference on Disarmament is a multilateral annual forum on disarmament that brings together 65 member states. The event is usually held in three parts over several months. The first part of the 2019 conference started on January 21 and will run until March 29.