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Russia: Lavrov and Syrian opposition leader Jarba meet in Moscow02:34

Russia: Lavrov and Syrian opposition leader Jarba meet in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 27, 2017 at 13:03 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with the President of Syria's Tomorrow Movement Ahmad Jarba in Moscow on Wednesday. The two discussed the preparations for Syrian national dialogue congress, to be held in Russia's Sochi on January 29-30, situation in the de-escalation zone of Eastern Ghouta, and the humanitarian conditions in Syria. Lavrov told Jarba that the Syrian army and its allies have delivered a "a decisive blow" for the remaining Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants in the country. The Foreign Minister added that Russia's goal in the upcoming Sochi negotiations is to establish dialogue among the participants in order to launch Syria's constitutional reform. Jarba on his part said that the opposition had "established a commission to develop constitutional reform in May 2017" and asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to review the results of that commission. Discussing Eastern-Ghouta, Jarba said the situation is "a catastrophe" and hoped that Moscow would be able to help provide humanitarian aid there.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with the President of Syria's Tomorrow Movement Ahmad Jarba in Moscow on Wednesday. The two discussed the preparations for Syrian national dialogue congress, to be held in Russia's Sochi on January 29-30, situation in the de-escalation zone of Eastern Ghouta, and the humanitarian conditions in Syria. Lavrov told Jarba that the Syrian army and its allies have delivered a "a decisive blow" for the remaining Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants in the country. The Foreign Minister added that Russia's goal in the upcoming Sochi negotiations is to establish dialogue among the participants in order to launch Syria's constitutional reform. Jarba on his part said that the opposition had "established a commission to develop constitutional reform in May 2017" and asked the Russian Foreign Ministry to review the results of that commission. Discussing Eastern-Ghouta, Jarba said the situation is "a catastrophe" and hoped that Moscow would be able to help provide humanitarian aid there.

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