Lavrov: Syria talks must include all opposition groups
Russia called on all opposition factions to be represented at the Syrian peace talks in Geneva aimed at ending the country’s five-year conflict, according to AFP.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also hinted that an agreement could be reached to coordinate air strikes between the Russian air force and the US-led coalition to retake key rebel towns.
“We are looking at how the delegations participating in this dialogue are being formed both by the government and the opposition,” Lavrov said at a news conference after talks with his Tunisian counterpart in Moscow, RIA Novosti state news agency reported.
“It’s clear that they should include the whole spectrum of Syrian political forces, otherwise this cannot claim to be a representative forum,” Lavrov said.
“The cessation of combat is working, despite certain violations, while at the same time an uncompromising battle is continuing against the Islamic State group, Al-Nusra Front and other terrorist groups.”
Source: National News Agencyhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/lavrov-syria-talks-must-include-all-opposition-groups/Business