MOSCOW - Russia and the United Nations vowed Friday to continue efforts to ensure international security, after a meeting here between the Russian president and the U.N. chief.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said President Dmitry Medvedev and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had reached consensus on a wide range of international affairs.
According to Lavrov, Ban expected to continue the productive cooperation with Russia in dealing with global and regional conflicts, including the one in Libya.
The U.N. chief also thanked Medvedev for Moscow's efforts to support UN's role in global management.
"As a member of G8, G20 and BRICS, Russia has a unique possibility to support the United Nations in global management," Ban said.
Meanwhile, Lavrov said Medvedev also expressed Moscow's concerns over the UN-mandated use of force.
"We discussed the necessity of strictly obeying the mandates and the UN resolutions, especially in the situation involving the use of force," Lavrov said.
During the meeting, the two sides also discussed the situation in Yemen, Libya, Cote d'Ivoir and the Korean Peninsula.
Ban arrived in Moscow Thursday for a three-day visit. (Xinhua)