Lavrov: Counterterrorism in Syria requires more coordination by parties relevant taking into consideration Syria’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity
Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, stressed that the top priority in Syria is combating terrorism, which requires much more coordination among the relevant parties, taking into consideration Syria’s sovereignty and its territorial integrity.
Lavrov pointed out in a press conference with his Mongolian counterpart Tsendiyn Munkh-Orgil in Moscow Monday that counterterrorism requires close coordination with the Syrian army.
He added that those participating in the counterterrorism process should work on coordinating their efforts, expressing hope that more cooperation would be reached with the new US Administration in this regards.
Lavrov said that Russia agreed with Turkey and Iran to cooperate for finding an agreement between the government and the opposition for the cessation of hostilities and unifying efforts for confronting ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra, pointing out that they seek finding a close cooperation with Trump’s Administration.
With regard to Astana meeting scheduled on February 15-16 , Lavrov clarified that the meeting is to comprise the same parties that participated in the previous meeting, adding that UN Special Envoy to Syria Staffan De Mistura was invited to Astana meeting.
Source: Syrian Arab News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/lavrov-counterterrorism-in-syria-requires-more-coordination-by-parties-relevant-taking-into-consideration-syrias-sovereignty-and-its-territorial-integrity/Government