8 April 2010
Security Council

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Security Council Press Statement on Death of Soviet,


Russian Diplomat Anatoly Dobrynin


The following Security Council press statement was read out today by Council President Yukio Takasu (Japan):

The Members of the Security Council were deeply moved by the passing away of a distinguished Soviet and Russian diplomat, Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin.  They noted Ambassador Dobrynin’s significant contribution to promoting international cooperation.  In the course of his illustrious career, Mr. Dobrynin has served as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.  As Ambassador to Washington, he played a major role in saving the world from a nuclear disaster during the crisis of October 1962.

The Members of the Security Council expressed their sincere condolences to the family of Anatoly Dobrynin, as well as to the Government of the Russian Federation.

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