Lavrov in conversation with Tillerson stressed the inadmissibility of politicization of the OPCW mission in Syria


MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. The foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation and the USA Sergey Lavrov and Rex Tillerson in a telephone conversation discussed the destruction of hotbeds of terrorism in Syria and the development of a national dialogue to achieve polutoragodovaly in the Arab country. This was announced on Thursday at the foreign Ministry.

“Participants discussed urgent issues of efforts to eradicate the hotbed of terrorism in Syria and intensified international support for the political settlement in this country with respect for its territorial integrity and through the development of a national dialogue in accordance with Security Council resolution UN 2254,” said the Russian foreign Ministry.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia in conversation emphasized the inadmissibility of politicization of mechanisms to investigate the chemical attacks in Syria. “Lavrov stressed the impermissibility of politicization of the work of Joint UN and the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons to investigate chemical weapons [OPCW-UN] and the need to bring it into line with the standards of the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons in the investigation of cases of use of toxic substances in the course of the Syrian conflict,” the Ministry noted.

In addition, the parties discussed the schedule of upcoming bilateral contacts. “They discussed some aspects of Russian-American relations and a schedule of upcoming bilateral contacts,” the Ministry noted. “The two sides agreed to continue dialogue on all matters of mutual interest topics,” – said in depodesta.

Earlier, Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Ryabkov said that the meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson could be held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation, which will be held in Vietnam from 6 to 11 November. As reported on Thursday at a special briefing for journalists dedicated to the upcoming tour of the US President Donald trump in the Asia-Pacific region (APR), assistant to the President for national security Herbert McMaster, USA and Russia decide now, will there be a meeting of the two presidents during their visits in the Asia Pacific region in the coming days. The press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov said that the schedule of bilateral meetings of Vladimir Putin at the APEC summit typeset.

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