Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lavrov Discusses with British Counterpart Crisis in Syria

MOSCOW, (SANA) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed in a phone call with his British counterpart, William Hague, the crisis in Syria and the bilateral relations between Moscow and London.

In a statement, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that the two sides discussed in the phone call, which was initiated by the British foreign minister, some issues related to the Russian-British relations, including the upcoming political contacts, and they exchanged views on the situation in Syria.

Earlier, Hague said before the Parliament that Britain considers cooperation with Moscow as necessary to settle the crisis in Syria.

Zasypkin: Russia Working with all sides for Success of Syria International Conference
Russian Ambassador in Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, stressed that Russia is working with all sides for the success of the international conference on Syria, pointing out that the Russian position in this regard is clear and frank as it is based on the Geneva Communiqué with no preconditions.

Zasypkin reiterated his country's criticism of foreign interference in the internal affairs of Syria, adding that Russia's efforts are aimed at finding a solution that serves the Syrian people far from personal interests.

He pointed out that there are many elements affecting the situation in the Golan as more than one side have become involved in what is happening in Syria.

He stressed Russia's commitment to continue military and technical cooperation with Syria.


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