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Russia, US Min. Expected at UN Meetings01/16 06:32

   A high-level U.N. Security Council meeting this week will focus on 
"confidence building" measures to deal with weapons of mass destruction, and 
North Korea is expected to be in the spotlight. Another meeting will highlight 
Afghanistan's partnership with Central Asia "as a model to link security and 
development."

   UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A high-level U.N. Security Council meeting this week 
will focus on "confidence building" measures to deal with weapons of mass 
destruction, and North Korea is expected to be in the spotlight. Another 
meeting will highlight Afghanistan's partnership with Central Asia "as a model 
to link security and development."

   Deputy Russian Ambassador Petr Iliichev said Monday that Foreign Minister 
Sergey Lavrov will attend both meetings. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 
is also likely to attend, along with ministers from council nations and Central 
Asia.

   Kazakhstan, the first Central Asian nation to preside over the council, 
holds the presidency this month and its president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will 
preside at Thursday's meeting on "confidence building measures." Its foreign 
minister will preside at Friday's Afghanistan-Central Asia meeting.

   Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will brief members at both meetings.


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