20 Oct 2017 20:51

Ryabkov, UN disarmament representative discuss N. Korea, Syria's chemical weapons

MOSCOW. Oct 20 (Interfax) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has met with the United Nations' High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu on the sidelines of the Moscow nonproliferation conference, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website on Friday.

"During the conversation [the pair] discussed key issues in the sphere of nonproliferation and disarmament, including ways to settle the nuclear problem of the Korean peninsula," the statement said.

The parties also touched on the problems of nuclear disarmament and the Syrian "chemical dossier," it said.