The media learned about connecting Italy to the negotiations of the leaders of the “Quartet” on Syria


The leaders of Russia, Germany, France, great Britain and Italy held a conference call on the situation in Syria. About it reports Reuters referring to a source in the Italian government.

According to him, in a telephone conference, in addition to Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and David Cameron attended Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. The details of the conversation he reported.

Earlier, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the planned talks on Syria on 4 February can participate, “another participant”. “Perhaps there will be another party,” said he.

On the question of whether it’s President Barack Obama, press Secretary replied in the negative. “The thing is, practically in the same part of our European colleagues already had a phone conversation with Obama beforehand,” explained the spokesman.

That the talks Putin, Merkel, Hollande and Cameron has already taken place, was not reported neither the Kremlin nor the representatives of other leaders.

That Friday there will be a telephone conference on the situation in Syria yesterday said the representative of the Prime Minister of great Britain Helen Bauer. Later, the press Secretary of the Russian President confirmed the plans about the negotiations.

Currently in Syria there is a truce, an agreement which was reached by Moscow and Washington. It entered into force on 27 February 2016. The agreement means that hostilities will continue only in respect of the groups “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other terrorist organizations identified by the UN security Council.