Distinguished Mr. Chairman,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
There is growing evidence of the contradiction between the need for collective, cooperative efforts to provide adequate responses to challenges common to all, and the aspirations of a number of countries for domination and the revival of archaic bloc thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous logic of “friend or foe.”
Dear veterans of the Second World War,
I am glad to welcome you all at today’s concert. It is held within the framework of a series of events at the United Nations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. At the outset I would like to sincerely congratulate the veterans of the Second World War on the Victory Day. Quite a few of them joined us in this Hall today.
Five years have passed since the General Assembly convened last time to commemorate the end of the most terrible war in the history of mankind and honour the memory of its victims. The world has witnessed a lot in these years, but grandeur and tragedy of those events have not faded away and prompt us to pay tribute to those who at the cost of countless losses and untold sorrow prevented the world from submerging into hatred and pain.
1. Russia stands for the development of a comprehensive mechanism for sovereign debt restructuring within the framework of the three main approaches.
- The framework should be used for all borrowers regardless of the group of economies to which they belong according to the World Bank’s classification.
Let me first extend our condolences to the people and the government of Nepal in the wake of the tragic events in this country. Russia is ready to render utmost assistance to the victims.