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Italy: Gentiloni wants further development on Syria conflict resolution at NY meeting01:52

Italy: Gentiloni wants further development on Syria conflict resolution at NY meeting

Italy, Rome
December 11, 2015 at 18:38 GMT +00:00 · Published

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni called for better cooperation between US-led coalition forces and Russia in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) during a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome, Friday.

Speaking at the MED 2015 Mediterranean Dialogues Conference Forum, Gentiloni outlined his opinion that “it is necessary to study what are the best approaches for better cooperation in the fight against ISIS together with the Russian Federation.”

Gentiloni went on to herald an upcoming meeting on the Syria crisis set for next week in New York, saying that he hoped “forward steps could be made.” He added that “the process that started in Vienna has finally pointed out the way for us,” and “this path can be developed further.” He underlined that this direction would help “to start the negotiations and to stop hostilities.”

Gentiloni also outlined his opinion that “it is necessary to study what are the best approaches for better cooperation in the fight against ISIS together with the Russian Federation.”

At the end of his speech, Gentiloni stated that Italy “will try to play a more active role” in the fight against IS.

Italy: Gentiloni wants further development on Syria conflict resolution at NY meeting01:52
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Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni called for better cooperation between US-led coalition forces and Russia in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) during a press conference with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome, Friday.

Speaking at the MED 2015 Mediterranean Dialogues Conference Forum, Gentiloni outlined his opinion that “it is necessary to study what are the best approaches for better cooperation in the fight against ISIS together with the Russian Federation.”

Gentiloni went on to herald an upcoming meeting on the Syria crisis set for next week in New York, saying that he hoped “forward steps could be made.” He added that “the process that started in Vienna has finally pointed out the way for us,” and “this path can be developed further.” He underlined that this direction would help “to start the negotiations and to stop hostilities.”

Gentiloni also outlined his opinion that “it is necessary to study what are the best approaches for better cooperation in the fight against ISIS together with the Russian Federation.”

At the end of his speech, Gentiloni stated that Italy “will try to play a more active role” in the fight against IS.