Your Excellency Mr. Sergey Lavrov,
Your Excellency Mr. Vladimir Makei,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure to be here with you to remember one of the giants of international diplomacy.
Andrey Gromyko began his career as a prodigy and ended it a legend.
He played a foundational part in creating this Organization, as one of the drafters of the United Nations Charter – the cornerstone of our legitimacy and an exceptional and unparalleled diplomatic achievement.