Kremlin: leaders of Russia, Britain, France and Italy supported the “road map” for Syria

Kremlin: leaders of Russia, Britain, France and Italy supported the “road map” for Syria


MOSCOW, March 4. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi “has supported the road map settlement agreed upon with the International support group for Syria, and approved by resolution 2254 of the UN Security Council”.

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The leaders of the five countries has held on Friday a telephone conversation.

According to the press service of the Kremlin, “the Russian side noted that the Syrian authorities had decided to conduct parliamentary elections in April shall be in accordance with the current Constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic and does not interfere with the steps for building the peace process.”

“The leaders discussed in detail the issues of the Syrian crisis in the context of the implementation of the Joint statement of Russia and the USA as co-chairs of the International support group Syria on the cessation of February 27 of hostilities in that country”, – noted in press service. According to the Kremlin, “gave a high assessment of Russian-American agreements, which received the support of the UN Security Council”.

“Noted with satisfaction that the ceasefire is generally followed, brings the first positive results and, more importantly, it creates conditions for launching the political process in Syria by launching an inter-Syrian dialogue under the UN auspices”, – emphasize in a press-service of Putin.

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“Expressed willingness to increase joint actions for the solution of acute humanitarian problems. Stressed the need for strict observance of the ceasefire by all parties of the Syrian conflict, as well as the relevance of the continuing uncompromising struggle with ISIL (the former name is forbidden in Russia grouping “Islamic state”), “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” (also banned in Russia) and other terrorist organizations”, – stated in the Kremlin.

In Moscow’s view, “an exchange of views wore business, interested in nature”. “Agreed to actively contribute to the ongoing International support group Syria, special envoy of the UN Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura’s efforts, which could put an end to years of bloodshed and violence in Syria,” – said the press service.

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