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MOSCOW, August 9./TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as head of the Russian delegation to the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly.

The document was posted on the official internet portal of legal information on Thursday. The same document approved the lineup of the delegation, which includes representatives from the Foreign Ministry, the Federation Council upper house of the Russian parliament, and the State Duma lower house of parliament. The Foreign Ministry was instructed to approve the lineup of councilors, experts and technical personnel.

The 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly opens on September 18. Its first major forum, the high-level Nelson Mandela Peace Summit will he held on September 24, timed to mark his centennial. On the following day, yearly general debate will begin with the participation of heads of state and government as well as foreign ministers of the UN member countries.

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