The foreign Ministers of Russia and Egypt noted the importance of coordinating efforts to combat ISIS


MOSCOW, October 9. The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Minister of foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh shoukry stressed the importance of coordination of efforts of the parties in the fight against “Islamic state” (IG) in the middle East and North Africa. This was reported in the Russian foreign Ministry on the results of the phone call, which was initiated by the Egyptian side.

“During the meeting we discussed the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa with emphasis on the situation in Syria, Libya and the Palestinian territories, said in depodesta. – It was the General opinion about the importance of broad coordinated effort by regional and international parties to combat ISIS and other terror groups operating in the region.”

“The parties emphasized the importance of strengthening the efforts for a political settlement of the Syrian crisis through inclusive national dialogue, in accordance with the comprehensive approach contained in the Geneva communiqué of 30 June 2012, which was endorsed by the UN security Council, said the Russian foreign Ministry. – Confirmed support towards achieving this goal, initiatives promoted by the UN special representative Staffan de Mistura”.

Ministers, informed the Russian foreign Ministry, agreed to “continue close cooperation in order to facilitate the solution of problems in the middle East, including in the framework of the Russian-Arab cooperation forum, the fourth Ministerial meeting which is scheduled to take place before the end of the year in Moscow”.