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Russia: Russian initiatives bringing ‘cessation of hostilities’ closer in Syria – Lavrov02:49

Russia: Russian initiatives bringing ‘cessation of hostilities’ closer in Syria – Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 23, 2017 at 14:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon Walid Jumblatt in Moscow, Friday. The two discussed the current state of affairs in the Middle East, including political settlements in Syria and Lebanon.

Lavrov said that efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis "received additional impetus by the initiatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran for the introduction of the ceasefire regime, the establishment of de-escalation zones".

He confirmed that the "concretisation of these initiatives will be discussed in a few weeks in Astana."

Jumblatt emphasized the importance of the efforts led by Russia, saying without the "efforts exerted by Russia" the "crisis shall continue".

Jumblatt also expressed hope that with the safe zones introduced by Russia in Syria "there would be the possibility of the return of some of the Syrian people who had been displaced" and reside in Lebanon.

The upcoming round of Astana talks is scheduled to take place in the Kazakh capital on July 4-5.

Russia: Russian initiatives bringing ‘cessation of hostilities’ closer in Syria – Lavrov02:49
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with the leader of the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon Walid Jumblatt in Moscow, Friday. The two discussed the current state of affairs in the Middle East, including political settlements in Syria and Lebanon.

Lavrov said that efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis "received additional impetus by the initiatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran for the introduction of the ceasefire regime, the establishment of de-escalation zones".

He confirmed that the "concretisation of these initiatives will be discussed in a few weeks in Astana."

Jumblatt emphasized the importance of the efforts led by Russia, saying without the "efforts exerted by Russia" the "crisis shall continue".

Jumblatt also expressed hope that with the safe zones introduced by Russia in Syria "there would be the possibility of the return of some of the Syrian people who had been displaced" and reside in Lebanon.

The upcoming round of Astana talks is scheduled to take place in the Kazakh capital on July 4-5.

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