TEHRAN(defapress)– Russian foreign minister said he and his French counterpart have agreed on the necessity to urge forward political settlement of Syria crisis.
News ID: 65878
Publish Date: 09September 2017 - 13:37
'We discussed key international issues focusing on the
situation in Syria. We believe there are signs of tangible progress. Three
de-escalation zones are operational in southwestern Syria, Eastern Ghouta and
northern Homs province. The sixth international meeting on Syrian settlement
will take place in Astana on September 13-15, which we hope will lead to the
creation of the fourth de-escalation zone in Idlib. It is the most complex one,
that’s why its coordination has taken so long. After that, we will be in an
even better position to improve the humanitarian situation there,' Lavrov said
on Thursday according to the official website of Russian Federation Foreign
He was talking to reporters in a joint press conference with
French Foreign Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian in
Lavrov said, 'Humanitarian aid is delivered to the three
existing zones without hindrance. All this allows the government troops and the
armed groups which signed ceasefire agreements in connection with the creation of
de-escalation zones to focus on addressing the main task which is neutralizing
the remaining international terrorist groups in Syria, primarily, Daesh (also
known as ISIS), Jabhat al-Nusra, and other organizations designated as
terrorist by the UN Security Council.
He also stressed that Moscow shares the concerns expressed
by Paris that terrorists may flee from Syria to other countries.
'We share France’s concerns over the possibility that
terrorists may flee from Syria to Europe, Asia or Russia, and start stirring up
new threats,' he said. 'Terrorists must be obliterated, none should be allowed
to escape,' the Russian top diplomat added.