Nikki Haley meets new Russian ambassador to the United Nations

Posted on: August 2nd, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met her newly installed Russian counterpart, Vassily Nebenzia, in New York City on Tuesday.

Nebenzia took up his post as Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations on Friday. A deputy foreign minister since 2013, Nebenzia replaced Vitaly Churkin, who died in February.

“Ambassador Haley welcomed Ambassador Nebenzia and congratulated him on taking up his new post at the UN,” the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said in a statement. “Ambassador Haley and Ambassador Nebenzia discussed counterterrorism; North Korea’s dangerous provocations, especially its recent missile tests; and the U.S.-Russia relationship at the UN going forward.”

Haley posted a photo of their meeting on her Twitter.

Pleased to welcome the new Russian Amb to NY. We discussed many issues including counterterrorism, N. Korea & US/Russia relations at the UN.

— Nikki Haley (@nikkihaley) August 2, 2017

At a ceremony last week at which he presented his credentials to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Nebenzia said Russia “will continue contributing constructively to addressing those challenges, together with the international community.” He said Russia would “reaffirm our commitment to promoting peace, development and human rights.”

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