Russia calls for energy security convention

Sergey Lavrov

Russia has called on the United Nations to start preparing for an international convention on energy security in order to support sustainable development .

The call was made by the country's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in the General Assembly on Tuesday.

He said that wider international cooperation is needed to promote development.

"Sustainable development requires reliable supply of energy resources for the global economy. Russia has made a proposal to elaborate a Convention on International Energy Security that would cover all aspects of global energy cooperation taking into account the balance of interests of all actors in the international market. We call for starting practical preparation of this document."

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