UN backs Russian efforts to seek political solution for crisis in Syria

New York, SANA, The United Nations expressed support to any effort seeking political solution to the crisis in Syria including Russia’s continuous efforts and hosting Syrian-Syrian talks.

Consultations between a Syrian government delegation and opposition figures within Moscow consultative meeting concluded last Thursday (Jan. 28th.), where the government delegation, along with five opposition parties and other figures agreed to a set of principles presented by Russia, which were called “Moscow Principles”.

The principles mainly focused on preserving Syria’s sovereignty and unity, fighting all forms of terrorism, settling the crisis peacefully and politically and rejecting any foreign interference.

In response to questions about the Syrian talks in Moscow , Stephane Dujarric, the UN spokesman, said ” We are supportive of any attempt to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis, including, most recently, the talks in Moscow.”

Dujarric said at a daily news briefing “We remain in close contact with our Russian colleagues as their important efforts continue.”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a press conference for the foreign ministers of the RIC (Russia, India, and China) group on Monday that the reactions to the meeting held in Moscow between the Syrian government and opposition groups were positive, noting that a number of opposition figures who didn’t participate in the meeting voiced their interest in taking part in the next meeting.

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