Lavrov: Interest in pursuing political dialogue in Syria a very important achievement

Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the interest in pursuing political dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition is a very important achievement, noting that this is one of the issues that Russia has decided to focus on.

In an interview given to Russia 24 on Monday, Lavrov said that Russia, China, and a few other countries were practically the only ones who called for a political solution in Syria for over four years.

He noted that some sides tried to portray Russia as “complicit” with the Syrian government and claimed that changing the government is the only way to appease the Syrian people, voicing his opinion that it has become clear for everyone that this is no longer a possibility.

Lavrov added that the goal of the political process carried out by Russia regarding Syria isn’t to defeat one side or another; rather the goal is to make the world more stable.

Hazem Sabbagh

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