Lavrov: Russia will assist normalization of relations between Arab countries and Iran


MOSCOW, February 26. Russia is ready to continue “to assist the Arab friends in the normalization of relations between them and the Islamic Republic of Iran”. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov following the results of the 3rd Ministerial meeting of the Russian – Arab cooperation Forum.

“We believe this is a very important task that is valuable in and of itself, but also the solution of which would contribute greatly to progress in the settlement of the various crises in the region, including Syria, Yemen and a number of others,” he said.

“Is the goal of our well-known concept of security in the Persian Gulf area, and we will continue to promote relevant initiatives in the expectation that eventually formed the necessary “critical mass” to establish a substantive dialogue on all these issues”, – stressed the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.