Russia: Talks between Lavrov and al-Moallem to focus on military, political, humanitarian situation in Syria

Moscow, SANA – The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that the talks between Syrian Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov due to be held on Saturday in Moscow will focus on the military, political, and humanitarian situation in Syria, including the developments in Aleppo.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Ministry said that talks will also tackle the efforts of the Syrian and Russian armies in fighting ISIS and al-Nusra terrorists, in addition to providing civilians with humanitarian aid, particularly food, medicine, and essentials.

The statement said that al-Moallem will start his official work visit to Moscow upon an invitation from Lavrov on Friday and will conclude it on Sunday.

The Ministry said that Syria is one of Russia’s main partners in the Middle East and the two countries are bound by deep-rooted friendship and cooperation, asserting that Russia’s positions regarding Syria adhere to Syria’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and secularism, and that these positions assert that there’s no alternative to resolving the crisis in Syria with political means, underlining Russia’s insistence to resume intra-Syrian talks quickly.

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