As reported by the Ministry of foreign Affairs, during Ministerial meeting in Lausanne, which took place yesterday, the main focus was on restoration of the cease-fire in Aleppo and all of Syria, “in the context of achieved on 9 September in Geneva the Russian-American agreements.”
In addition, was discussed the launch of the political process on the basis of the provisions of UN security Council resolutions, decisions of the International support group of the Syrian crisis and the Geneva communique of 2012, said the Russian foreign Ministry. Confirmed, said the foreign Ministry, the commitment of all the participants to the preservation of Syria as a coherent, independent and secular state, “in which the future of their country will be decided by the Syrians during the inclusive political dialogue.”
The Russian side, said foreign Minister, insisted that the key to recovery and successful implementation of the ceasefire, ensure humanitarian access to all those in need is a decoupling of moderate opposition groups from the militants “Jabhat Fatah al-sham” (the former dzhebhat an-Nusra, is prohibited in Russia) “and other affiliated terrorist groups.” In this regard, said Moscow “will require the work of all participants of the meeting with the audience in the Syrian forces.”
“It should be understood that the operations against the ISIL terrorists and “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” will continue”, — said the foreign Ministry.
The meeting in Lausanne was held yesterday. It was attended by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry and special envoy of the UN Secretary General on Syria Staffan de Mistura, as well as Ministers of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.
Lavrov following the talks said that the participants discussed several ideas and agreed to continue contacts. Kerry said that the parties had reached consensus on a number of obligations that could lead to a cease-fire in Syria. He noted that there were tense and difficult moments. The next meeting of Ministers will take place on 17 October, the Secretary said.