He states it in a letter from Nebenzia to the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres, in which states that the number of members of the Russian delegation is 56 people.
In the letter he indicated that not even the journalists and crew members of Minister Sergey Lavrov’s plane had received visas.
Nebenzia states that the United States, in how much country in headquarters of the United Nations, are obliged to guarantee the participation of delegations in the events of the world organization.
Addressing the United Nations Secretary General, he continued: “We ask you to reaffirm to the American authorities the need to issue the required visas as soon as possible to all Russian delegates and their companions, including Russian journalists, who will be in New York to cover the minister’s statements.
The letter also notes that the visa situation is difficult in act for several months.
“In recent months, the United States has refused visas to Russian delegates who were supposed to attend official UN events. One of the most recent examples of this is the canceled visit by Russian Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev,” says Nebenzia. .
The meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, traditionally attended by heads of state and ministers, begins on September 20. According to the preliminary program of the United Nations General Assembly, the Russian minister will deliver his speech on 24 September.