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Russia: Moscow awaits US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria - Lavrov03:18

Russia: Moscow awaits US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 22, 2017 at 17:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow is waiting for US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria, speaking during a joint press conference alongside his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan in Moscow, Wednesday.

Commenting on the US proposal to create so-called safe zones in Syria, the Russian Foreign Minister stressed that the initiative "[must be] first agreed with the Syrian government" before adding that Moscow is waiting for the details from Washington and that they are also "open to consider other proposals in regards to our cooperation in Syria."

During the press conference, Lavrov also called for broadening participation in the Geneva negotiations while stressing that "from the onset, we have consistently advocated the implementation of the [UN] Security Council's decisions and the provision of the representation of the whole spectrum of the opposition," including the Syrian Kurds. He added that "without the Kurds, it [whole spectrum of the opposition] would not be ensured."

Russia: Moscow awaits US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria - Lavrov03:18
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that Moscow is waiting for US proposals on possible cooperation in Syria, speaking during a joint press conference alongside his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandyan in Moscow, Wednesday.

Commenting on the US proposal to create so-called safe zones in Syria, the Russian Foreign Minister stressed that the initiative "[must be] first agreed with the Syrian government" before adding that Moscow is waiting for the details from Washington and that they are also "open to consider other proposals in regards to our cooperation in Syria."

During the press conference, Lavrov also called for broadening participation in the Geneva negotiations while stressing that "from the onset, we have consistently advocated the implementation of the [UN] Security Council's decisions and the provision of the representation of the whole spectrum of the opposition," including the Syrian Kurds. He added that "without the Kurds, it [whole spectrum of the opposition] would not be ensured."

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