Syrian-Russian views identical on making Geneva 2 a success
Moscow, Jan 17, 2014 (SANA)- Foreign Ministers of Syria and Russia stressed that their countries share identical views on the need to put every effort to make a success of the international conference on Syria, known as Geneva 2, to ensure a political solution to the crisis in Syria and establish for dialogue among the Syrians.
“We exchanged views on Geneva conference and our views were identical on the necessity to exert every effort to make the conference a success,” Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem told a press conference following talks between the two ministers in Moscow on Friday.
Al-Moallem: We want Geneva conference to ensure political solution
“We want this conference to ensure a political solution to the crisis in Syria being the safest route and meet the Syrian people’s aspirations, foremost combating terrorism,” al-Moallem said.
He added that “We believe that this conference should lay the foundation for dialogue among the Syrians without any foreign interference and with respecting Syria’s sovereignty and independence.”
Al-Moallem pointed out that he presented to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov today a plan for security procedures for Aleppo city and asked him to make the necessary contacts to ensure the plan’s implementation and setting the “Zero Hour” to stop military operations.
He added that he informed Lavrov that “we agree in principle to exchange detainees in the Syrian prisons for abductees held by the armed groups provided that we exchange lists to determine a mechanism to put that into effect.”
Al-Moallem went on saying that he also notified Lavrov that a humanitarian aid convey was delivered to al-Ghizlaniyeh village on Thursday and another will be delivered to al-Shibani village in coordination with the UN organizations in response to the Russian side’s request.
“The success of this experiment will lead to getting it repeated in other villages if the gunmen and terrorists continue to commit to not shooting at these convoys,” he noted.
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