YEREVAN, 9 November. The main task of the next Vienna meeting on Syria should be the harmonization of the lists of terrorists and Patriotic opposition.
This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
“Without an agreement on the lists of terrorists and the opposition, it is difficult to count on success of the Vienna meeting, which will take place in the near future, he said. So the task before us at this meeting is very pragmatic”.
“Vienna” – the main format of negotiations on the RAA
According to Lavrov, the talks on Syria in Vienna were only the beginning of a long and complex process of settlement.
“Vienna format” is now the main, if not the only format of negotiations on the settlement between external players, he said. – This is only the beginning of a long, arduous process”.
To participate in negotiations on Syria to “Vienna format”, you should connect the OIC and the Arab League. This was stated today by the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
“Vienna format” could be expanded at the expense of the Organization of Islamic cooperation and the League of Arab States,” he said. The head of the Russian foreign Ministry noted that the inclusion of the OIP, including, would put an end to the speculation about the confrontation between Sunni and Shiite countries and their allies in the process of the Syrian settlement.
On demanding the resignation of Assad
The Russian Minister noted that attempts to summarize the talks on Syria in Vienna to demand resignation of Syria’s President Bashar Assad lead one away from achieving the settlement.
“Some partners are trying to reduce the debate to demand the departure of Assad, he said. But this only leads away from the settlement.”