Austria stresses a political solution for Syria

Vienna, SANA – Austrian Foreign Minister, whose country is hosting a quartet meeting on the crisis in Syria, reiterated that the political solution is the only way to solve the crisis and stop the refugee flow into Europe.

In statement to the Austrian Television, Minister Sebastian Kurz said all the Syrian parties and the regional and international powers should engage in dialogue to end the crisis and stop what is going on in Syria.

This, he added, is a necessary step to halt the flow of illegal immigrants into Europe.

Later on the day, the Austrian capital hosts a Russian-US-Saudi-Turkish meeting on the level of foreign ministers to discuss Syria.

The Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung said Austrian Chancellor Werner Faiman might participate in the meeting.

Russia Today website said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. counterpart John Kerry will hold a bilateral meeting as well.

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