Lavrov: Astana meetings help resolving crisis in Syria

Astana, SANA- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Astana process has proved its important and it helps in resolving the crisis in Syria.

In a welcoming speech before the talks with his Iranian and Turkish counterparts in the Kazakh Capital on Friday, Lavrov said that the progress achieved at Astana platform gives a positive impetus to the political settlement of the crisis in Syria.

Lavrov clarified that those who violate all norms of international law and the UN Security Council Resolution No.2254 obviously seek to schemes that threaten Syria’s unity and territorial integrity adding that whoever wants to do so will not agree to the Astana talks.

“I hope that the US-led coalition realizes the necessity of not fencing off terrorists, as it’s happening now in Eastern Ghouta, but will fight terrorist groups consistently and on principle,” Lavrov said.

Shaza /Manar

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