Russian President Vladimir Putin called for strengthening the UN’s central role in the fight against terrorism.


«We consider it necessary to continue to strengthen the central coordinating role of the UN in world affairs and particularly in the fight against terrorism as a major global threat, to support the organization’s work on sustainable development and the promotion of dialogue between civilizations. It’s time to work together for the improvement of international situation on the basis of shared responsibility for the future of mankind and a return to the culture of trade-offs. Only such approach will contribute to finding effective responses to the challenges of the 21st century», — says Russian President Vladimir Putin to participants of the solemn meeting in honor of the UN 70th anniversary, read out by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov from a new stage of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.