United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his electoral victory in a phone call, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.
Guterres and Putin "touched on topical international issues. While discussing the situation in Syria, [they] emphasized importance of the United Nations’ coordinating role in restoring peace and achieving a political solution in that state," the press service said. "The Russian side expressed readiness to continue assisting the UN-brokered Geneva process."
The UN Secretary General noted Russia’s particular contribution to global security and stability.
Besides, the invitation for Guterres to visit Russia was confirmed.