MOSCOW, February 20. /TASS/. Vitaly Churkin remember and love the UN, it has already become a diplomatic legacy. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov in an interview for the film about the Russian diplomat TV channel “Russia 1”.
According to the foreign Minister Churkin was a talented, creative and brave man, an outstanding diplomat.
“We were in close contact when he was appointed Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs. While for a long period I was in new York, he had visited the Ambassador in Brussels and Canada – said the Minister – But perhaps one of the most striking episodes in his career is when he was special representative in the Balkans and made an enormous contribution to the settlement of the crisis in this region in achieving the Dayton accords and to ensure the legitimate rights of the Republic of Srpska within Bosnia and Herzegovina.”
The Russian Ambassador, according to Lavrov, is fully revealed in the UN Security Council. “Before, when I became a Minister, he worked as an Ambassador-at-large – were engaged in cooperation in the Arctic, – said the head of depodesta. – But it seemed obvious that it was for him enough.” Lavrov admitted that I was very glad when the President of Russia Vladimir Putin immediately endorsed the appointment Churkin to the position of permanent representative to the UN.
“He was very loved and is still remembered in new York. This is our diplomatic heritage,” – said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.