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Austria: USA and Russia hold "common understanding" on Syrian resolution, says Lavrov02:52

Austria: USA and Russia hold "common understanding" on Syrian resolution, says Lavrov

Austria, Vienna
May 16, 2016 at 23:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a press conference at the Grand Hotel, Vienna, on Monday, after his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Speaking to the press, Lavrov said that Russia and the US held a "common understanding" about how to go forward with the Syrian negotiations. He stressed their joint agreement regarding, "the necessity to influence all groups of the opposition so that they act in accordance with the content of the UN Security Council resolutions."

Lavrov also discussed Russia’s role in communicating with the Syrian opposition forces. He said, "From our side, we are conducting a dialogue with the Riyadh-backed group as well as with all other opposition groups."

Ahead of the meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov met with representatives of several Syrian opposition groups, including Ilian Masaad from the Hmeymim platform and Qadri Jamil and Randa Kassis from the Moscow and Astana opposition groups.

The meeting between Kerry and Lavrov was held the day before both diplomats are due to attend a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), to discuss the cessation of hostilities agreement reached in February. Among the scheduled participants of the meeting are the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, as well as delegates from the UN, the Arab League, other Middle Eastern countries, China and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Lavrov also discussed Russia’s role in communicating with the Syrian opposition forces. He said, "From our side, we are conducting a dialogue with the Riyadh-backed group as well as with all other opposition groups."

Ahead of the meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov met with representatives of several Syrian opposition groups, including Ilian Masaad from the Hmeymim platform and Qadri Jamil and Randa Kassis from the Moscow and Astana opposition groups.

The meeting between Kerry and Lavrov was held the day before both diplomats are due to attend a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), to discuss the cessation of hostilities agreement reached in February. Among the scheduled participants of the meeting are the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, as well as delegates from the UN, the Arab League, other Middle Eastern countries, China and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Austria: USA and Russia hold "common understanding" on Syrian resolution, says Lavrov02:52
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a press conference at the Grand Hotel, Vienna, on Monday, after his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Speaking to the press, Lavrov said that Russia and the US held a "common understanding" about how to go forward with the Syrian negotiations. He stressed their joint agreement regarding, "the necessity to influence all groups of the opposition so that they act in accordance with the content of the UN Security Council resolutions."

Lavrov also discussed Russia’s role in communicating with the Syrian opposition forces. He said, "From our side, we are conducting a dialogue with the Riyadh-backed group as well as with all other opposition groups."

Ahead of the meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov met with representatives of several Syrian opposition groups, including Ilian Masaad from the Hmeymim platform and Qadri Jamil and Randa Kassis from the Moscow and Astana opposition groups.

The meeting between Kerry and Lavrov was held the day before both diplomats are due to attend a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), to discuss the cessation of hostilities agreement reached in February. Among the scheduled participants of the meeting are the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, as well as delegates from the UN, the Arab League, other Middle Eastern countries, China and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Lavrov also discussed Russia’s role in communicating with the Syrian opposition forces. He said, "From our side, we are conducting a dialogue with the Riyadh-backed group as well as with all other opposition groups."

Ahead of the meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov met with representatives of several Syrian opposition groups, including Ilian Masaad from the Hmeymim platform and Qadri Jamil and Randa Kassis from the Moscow and Astana opposition groups.

The meeting between Kerry and Lavrov was held the day before both diplomats are due to attend a meeting of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), to discuss the cessation of hostilities agreement reached in February. Among the scheduled participants of the meeting are the EU's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini, as well as delegates from the UN, the Arab League, other Middle Eastern countries, China and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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