President Putin hopes Lausanne meeting on Syria would be fruitful

Moscow, SANA-Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande underlined on Wednesday the necessity for coordinating efforts of the international community to combat the danger of terrorism, particularly in the framework of solving the crisis in Syria.

The Kremlin announced in a statement that during a telephone call among the three sides, President Putin hoped that the imminent meeting of October 15th in Lausanne about Syria would be fruitful to find a way out of the crisis in Syria.

Russian Foreign Ministry: A meeting will be held next Saturday about Syria

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry affirmed that a ministerial meeting on Syria will be held in the Swiss city of Lausanne next Saturday with the participation of Russia, the US and a number of regional influential countries.

 “According to the agreement between the Russian Foreign Minister and his US counterpart, a meeting will be held in Lausanne to study potential, additional steps in order to provide suitable conditions to settle the crisis in Syria,” a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Lavrov, Zarif discuss international efforts to solve crisis in Syria

In the same context Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed  with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Jawad Zarif “the international efforts and steps to provide suitable conditions to resolve the crisis in Syria.”

Russian foreign Ministry said in a statement that Lavrov and Zarif affirmed, in a telephone call, the need for a joint commitment to a peaceful, political settlement in Syria, based on a mutual accordance among all groups in the countries concerned.

Lavrov affirmed on Tuesday that there is no substitute to the political solution to the crisis in Syria.

Later, Lavrov announced in an interview with CNN that Lausanne talks will include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and maybe Qatar in addition to Russia and the US.

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