The Russian foreign Ministry has published a report on the results of the negotiations in Lausanne, where they discussed the restoration of the cease-fire in Syria. In a press release the Ministry of foreign Affairs places emphasis on the moments in which the participants of the discussion agreed: “Reaffirmed the commitment of all the participants to the preservation of Syria as a coherent, independent and secular state, in which the future of their country will be decided by the Syrians during the inclusive political dialogue.”

in Lausanne there was a Ministerial meeting on Syria in a “narrow format” involving Russia, USA, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and the special envoy of the UN Secretary General to Syria Staffan de Mistura. After the meeting comments were very reserved. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the parties discussed “some ideas” that can influence the situation. His American counterpart John Kerry called the meeting in Lausanne constructive, but “with a complex, tense moments.” Any outcome after the talks was not released.

On Sunday, the Russian foreign Ministry added that “during the discussion, the main emphasis was on restoration of the cessation of hostilities in Aleppo and in General in Syria in the context of achieved on 9 September in Geneva the Russian-American agreements.”

The foreign Ministry also once again pointed to the need to separate the “moderate” factions of the terrorist: “the Russian side stressed that the key to recovery and successful implementation of the ceasefire, ensure humanitarian access to all those in need is the decoupling of groups of “moderate” opposition from the militants of the “jabhat al Fatah ash-sham” (ex-“dzhebhat an-Nusra”, a group banned in Russia) and other affiliated terrorist groups. This will require the work of all participants of the meeting with the audience in the Syrian forces.”

Russian diplomats stressed that operations against terrorists will continue.



The Ministry of foreign Affairs talked about the General position of the parties to the Syrian talks in Lausanne 16.10.2016

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